Palliative care is all about what is most important to YOU as a whole person - not just your diagnosis.
Palliative care is a holistic, person-
What does palliative care do?
provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms (physical, psychosocial and spiritual)
helps to manage the stress of living with a serious illness
integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible and adjust to changes in abilities
offers a support system to help families cope
uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families
helps to make a plan for end-of-life care