What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.
Palliative Care focuses on the patient’s physical, psychological and spiritual needs. The goal is to achieve the best quality of life possible by relieving suffering and controlling pain and symptoms.
Palliative Care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who function as consultants with the patient’s existing care team. It’s an added level of support that assists the patient in managing their symptoms and avoiding hospital and emergency care visits.