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Dr. Anthony Back
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Palliative Care (Overview)

Palliative care is a field of medicine relating to the alleviation of pain, especially in long-term or terminal illnesses.


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Whats palliative care?

Whats palliative care?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Back
1,630 doctors shared insights

Palliative Care (Overview)

Palliative care is a field of medicine relating to the alleviation of pain, especially in long-term or terminal illnesses.


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Wht is palliative care?

Symptom relief &more: I agree with dr turrisi that palliative care specifically refers to care addressing symptom relief. This can be for pain, nausea, and even such things as spiritual or emotional distress. It is often associated with end of life care, but it does not have to be; however, consulting with a palliative care specialist can help patients and families address those big decisions proactively. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Palliative care (Tip)

Palliative care is the medical specialty focused on relieving the pain of serious illness. ...See more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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What is palliative care?

Pain control: Palliative care is care that addresses pain and suffering. It is comfort care. It does not seek to cure disease. ...Read more

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How do you get palliative care?

How do you get palliative care?

Palliative care: You can ask your doctor or social services in a nearby local hospital should be able to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Palliative care (Tip)

People may wrongly think that palliative care implies no care at all or being left to die. ...See more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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What exactly is palliative care?

Comfort care: Palliative care is provided for somebody who has a life-threatening disease that may cause death but it is not clear when. It strives to increase quality of life of the patients and their famlies. ...Read more

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What is value of palliative care?

What is value of palliative care?

Support system: "the goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering and provide the best possible quality of life for people facing the pain, symptoms and stresses of serious illness. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of an illness, and it can be provided along with treatments that are meant to cure." this is from getpalliativecare.Org. ...Read more

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Palliative care (Tip)

Many patients in palliative care do recover and live several more years and may receive it again. ...See more

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Who qualifies for palliative care?

Who qualifies for palliative care?

Serious illness!: Anyone with serious illness and symptoms, stress, or the need to consider goals of care. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of illness and can be given along with disease-modifying treatments, like chemo. ...Read more

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What exactly is palliative care ?

What exactly is  palliative care ?

Palliative care: Palliative care is medical treatments to keep the patient comfortable during end of life period. ...Read more

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Palliative care (Tip)

Palliative care does not mean "cure", and does not always take away all of your symptoms. ...See more

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Is palliative care given through an iv?

It can be. : Palliative care is treatment of symptoms. They can range from shortness of breath, nausea, pain, etc. The preferred method is via oral (by mouth)., unless the symptoms are severe, or patient is in a crisis at which point subcutaneous or Intravenous IV is an option if oral fails or is not possible. ...Read more

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What kinds of palliative care are there?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Neil Ellis Dr. Ellis
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Palliative care (Tip)

Don't shy away from it. Palliative care can usually offer many choices to improve a difficult time. ...See more

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How do you receive palliative care? Ask?

YES!!: Palliative care is focused on symptoms and stress of a serious illness--patients at any stage of illness and their families can benefit. Most hospitals have palliative care teams and many clinics have palliative care specialists--so just ask. And you don't need to be at the end of life! ...Read more

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Who is a part of a palliative care team?

Who is a part of a palliative care team?

Medical Team: Many times the medical staff involved physicians, nurses, medical assistants, nursing assistants, physical and occupational therapists, your family and even the clergy at the hospital are involved. ...Read more

Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
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Palliative care (Tip)

Palliative care has become an important adjunct to care, little don'ts and many do so use. ...See more

Palliative (Definition)

Palliative care is treatment focused on reducing the suffering of an individual rather than ...Read more