What is Palliative Care ?
Palliative care is an inter disciplinary approach to specialized medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress at any stage of illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment. Palliative care is also called comfort care, supportive care, and symptom management. Patients may receive palliative care in the hospital, an outpatient clinic, a long-term care facility, or at home under the direction of a physician.
What types of treatment are offered ?
- It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress at any stage of illness.
- It affirms life and regards dying as a normal process.
- Intends neither to hasten or postpone death.
- Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care.
- Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death.
- This treatment offers a support system to help the family cope during the patients’ illness and in their own bereavement.
- Uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counseling, if indicated.
- It will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness.
why choose us ?
Freedom from cancer clinic is the independently owned and operated clinic which offers high standards Palliative Care treatment and treats people suffering from the symptoms and stress of serious illnesses such as cancer. With the team of palliative care doctors this clinic helps you gain the strength to carry on with daily life. All the palliative care team of this clinic spends time talking to you and listening. They make sure you understand all of your treatment options and choices. By deeply exploring your personal goals, they help you match those goals to your treatment options. They also make sure that all of your doctors are coordinated and know and understand what you want. This gives you more control over your care and will improve your quality of life.