Palliative care & end of life care

Standards of end-of-life care and palliative care have been mutable over the last few decades. This is partially due to a lack of understanding about the differences between end-of-life care and palliative care. The differences are very explicit and important as decisions and plans are made for patients and their significant others. The concepts are similar but not the same. . End-of-life care requires a range of decisions, including questions of palliative care, patients' right to self-determination (of treatment, life), medical experimentation, the ethics and efficacy of extraordinary or hazardous medical interventions, and the ethics and efficacy even of continued routine medical interventions. End of life and palliative care aims to help you if you have a life-limiting or life-threatening illness. The focus of this type of care is managing symptoms and providing comfort and assistance. This includes help with emotional and mental health, spiritual and social needs. End of life and palliative care provides practical help with daily tasks as well. The goal is to improve your quality of life and that of your family, friends and carers. End of life and palliative care is based on what your needs are, not your diagnosis. If you have an illness that cannot be cured and will lead to the end of your life, end of life and palliative care will be suggested. It additionally includes psychological, social and spiritual support for you and your family or carers. This is known as a holistic approach, since it deals with you as a "whole" person, not just your illness or symptoms. Palliative care isn't only for the end of life – you may receive palliative care prior in your sickness, while you are still receiving other therapies to treat your condition.

  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Nursing
  • Long-term Care
  • End of life Care
  • Terminal Care
  • Bed Care
  • Foster Care
  • Hospital based Care
  • Behavioural Health

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