Principles of palliative care - What is palliative care ?

What Is Palliative Care ?

        Palliative care ostensibly covers a wide range of services, but in the strictest sense, its goals are clearly defined. Its objective is to provide an individual suffering from a serious illness, terminal or otherwise, a support system toward leading as normal a life as possible.

This means the control of pain and other distressing symptoms the individual may experience either because of the disease or the course of treatment associated with it.More...

 

Is Psycho Oncology Relevant In Palliative Care ?

Is Psycho Oncology Relevant In Palliative Care

Psycho Oncology is related to the social, psychological, ethical and behavioral facets of cancer. As a field of medical study and practice, it is at the cross roads of oncology and psychology. It is the study of aspects of cancer that go beyond the boundaries of medical treatment.More...

Principles Of Palliative Care

Principles Of Palliative Care

Palliative care is any form of medical care and comfort of a patient that controls the intensity of a disease or retards its progress, whether or not there is hope of a cure. Palliative care does not aim to provide a cure nor does it reverse progression of the disease.More...

Role Of Spirituality In Palliative Care

Role Of Spirituality In Palliative Care

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in religious and spiritual beliefs as a source of strength and support in serious physical illness. Healthcare professionals providing medical care are aware of the importance in meeting patients’ spiritual and religious needs. A compassionate approach to these needs enhances the chances of recovery or improvement. In the worst instance, it offers comfort and preparation to the individual through the traumatic process of the last illness preceding death.More...