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What is Palliative Care?

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Palliative care, also known as palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.


Palliative care is provided by a team of palliative care 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 can be provided along with curative treatment.


 


https://www.capc.org/about/palliative-care/


 


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Unlike hospice care which is designed for patients who likely have six months or less to live, palliative care is for all stages of treatment for a serious illness. It is complimentary form of care that deals with the emotional and spiritual side of disease treatment and focuses on alleviating pain and suffering. 

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Palliative care is a try to help patient mentally as they are having stress because of the disease. Doctors, nurses and other volunteers try to give joy and support to patients and their family. It is not any treatment to cure; it is just to improve quality of life and to increase the ongoing treatment’s result.

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Palliative care is a noble duty to help seriously ill patients. By the caretaker will encourage patient about life and make him feel positive. An Illness like cancer may lead to stress and loneliness, palliative care is to help in such cases.

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