What Is Palliative Care? An Introduction For The Community
Palliative care is about maintaining quality of life. The aim of palliative care is to help you live as well as possible, for as long as possible. Palliative Care: It’s more than you think!
Palliative care is high quality health care and support for people living with a life-limiting illness and their families. Palliative care helps people to live as well as they can by managing pain and symptoms to ensure their quality of life is maintained as the illness progresses.
Palliative care may include:
- Relief of pain and other symptoms, e.g. vomiting, shortness of breath
- Medication management
- Food and nutrition advice and support
- Care and education to support better mobility and sleeping
- Planning for future medical treatment decisions and goals of care
- Resources such as equipment needed to aid care at home
- Assistance for families to come together to talk about sensitive issues
- Links to other services such as home help and financial support
This session will cover and discuss the following topics:
- What is palliative care?
- Who is palliative care it for?
- How to access palliative care.
- Who delivers palliative care?
This session is not recorded.