A 29-year-old member asked:
what does palliative care look like during chronic illnessess?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Palliative Care 10 years experience
Quality of Life: It provides qol and PC team determines patient's and family's goals of care and try to achieve those goals with available resources.
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
Comfort care: Palliative care is provided for somebody who has a life-threatening disease for which there is no cure and that may cause death but it is not clear when.
What is palliative care?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Pain control: Palliative care is care that addresses pain and suffering. It is comfort care. It does not seek to cure disease.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Whats palliative care?
2 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Relieve symptoms: Palliative care refers to medical care typically used for patients with terminal illness with a focus on relieving symptoms, pain and stress rather than a focus on curing the underlying medical problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:
How do you receive palliative care? Ask?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 27 years experience
Ask: I would certainly hope that if one was at an end of life state that it would be offered or suggested, if not...Ask.
A 45-year-old member asked:
What kinds of palliative care are there?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 27 years experience
Many: Palliative care is designed to preserve and or improve the quality of life. It is done in the setting in which a cure is not possible or realistic. The goal of palliative care is to minimize the discomfort suffered by a patient - usually focusing on the most severe symptom(s) at the time.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Do social workers help arrange palliative care?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Yes: Yes if you qualify.
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