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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
1,625 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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Giving Palliative Care (Tip)

Giving Palliative Care

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

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
once
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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Giving Palliative Care (Tip)

Giving Palliative Care

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

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 (Definition)

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