What Is End of Life/Palliative Care?

  • Palliative care is not just care provided in the final stages of life.
  • People should discuss in advance with their doctor, family and carers, their wishes for end of life care.
  • Care can be provided in different settings including the home
  • It is important to nominate an alternative decision maker.

    

Definition of End of Life/Palliative Care

‘Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and…

Choices in End of Life/Palliative Care

Palliative care is not just care provided in the final stages of life, as it can also be of benefit to a person at their initial diagnosis, or be useful at intervals through the various stages of the illness. Many people have a…