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Palliative care is given by an exceptionally prepared and trained group of specialists, nurses, social labourers and different experts who cooperate with a patient's specialists to give a hospice palliative care. It is proper at any age and at any phase in a genuine ailment and can be furnished alongside healing treatment. Preventing and relieving pain and discomfort. Managing medications to minimise side effects. Managing symptoms other than pain, including psychosocial and spiritual symptoms. Help with decision making about treatment options. Palliative care is for people of any age who have been diagnosed with a serious illness that cannot be cured. This includes children and young people, adults and the elderly. When you start palliative care depends on the stage of your illness. You may need to start palliative care not long after getting your diagnosis.
You may start palliative care at any stage of your illness, even as soon as you receive a diagnosis and begin treatment. You don't have to wait until your disease has reached an advanced stage or when you're in the final months of life. In fact, the earlier you start palliative care, the better. Disadvantages of palliative care at home are commitment, composed of adaptation and extra work, and demands, composed of frustration and uncertainty. If the people involved are to be able to manage the situation and optimize living while dying, there must be support and resources facilitating the situation. Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing patients relief from pain and other symptoms of a serious illness, no matter the diagnosis or stage of disease. Palliative care teams aim to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families.
Palliative care is about living in a way that is meaningful to you, within the limits of your illness. It's not simply about dying. Some people live comfortably for months or years after a diagnosis of advanced cancer, and can be supported by palliative care as needed. Palliative care services can be provided in a range of settings, including your home, an aged care home, hospital, or a palliative care unit. There are also specialised palliative care services to cater for diverse needs. It provides relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious 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 who work together with your other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. You can also have palliative care alongside treatments, therapies and medicines aimed at controlling your illness, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy. However, palliative care does include caring for people who are nearing the end of life this is sometimes called end of life care.