Palliative Care

Palliative Care

  • Terminally ill patients with advanced or metastatic cancers might require specialised medical care for symptom relief – known as palliative care.
  • Palliative care team is made up of different professionals who work with the patient, family, and the patient's other doctors to provide medical, social, emotional and practical support.
  • The team is comprised of palliative care specialist doctors and nurses and includes others such as social workers and nutritionists.
  • Most cancer patients require palliative care for pain relief and nutrition support.
  • Procedures to provide nutritional support like central line catheters or feeding tubes may be provided for patients.
  • Pain relief through patient controlled analgesia, opioid patches or nerve blocks are provided
  • The main goal of care focuses on the care, comfort and quality of life of a person with a serious illness who is approaching the end of life

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