• illness
  • In some cases, medical specialty professional organizations recommend that sick people and physicians respond to an illness only with palliative care and not with a therapy directed at the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • A World Health Organization statement describes palliative care as "an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Pain & Palliative Care Society believes that individuals and families coping with a life-threatening illness deserve efficient access to services that are designed to enhance their quality of life and enable them to receive care in the setting of their choice. (wikipedia.org)
  • Any child who has a serious, complex, or life-threatening condition - whether he or she is expected to make a full recovery, live with a lifelong chronic illness, or die from the condition - may be a candidate for palliative care. (kidshealth.org)
  • Palliative care can be provided at any time during a person's illness, even from the time of diagnosis. (kidshealth.org)
  • Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness. (who.int)
  • Palliative care is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications. (who.int)
  • Palliative care services should offer a support system to help the family cope during the patient's illness and after the patient's death, including bereavement counselling if indicated. (who.int)
  • Palliative care should be integrated early in the course of a patient's illness. (virginia.gov)
  • All healthcare providers should have the knowledge and skills to provide basic, primary palliative care to patients with serious, life-threatening illness. (virginia.gov)
  • At Seton Palliative Care, our goal is to help patients optimize their quality of life and improve functioning during or after serious or chronic illness by addressing symptom needs, defining care goals and facilitating communication with providers involved in their care. (seton.net)
  • services
  • If palliative care is indicated for a person in an emergency department, then that care should begin in the emergency department immediately and with referral to additional palliative care services. (wikipedia.org)
  • The three-year project invested C$115.5 million to establish a hospice palliative care network in each of the 14 Local Health Integration Networks throughout the province, increase home care nursing and support services, and to expand residential hospices and their volunteer networks. (wikipedia.org)
  • The End-of-Life Information Service is a telephone service which offers information about hospice palliative care services and resources, including: hospice palliative care programs, units and education community-based services pain and symptom management bereavement support services It is funded by the Government of Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most health insurance plans cover all or part of palliative care, and many palliative care services are supported by charitable donations. (kidshealth.org)
  • Deciding whether or not your child needs palliative care is a personal decision that can only be made after you've spoken to your health care provider, considered your child's and your family's individual needs, and determined what services are available in your area. (kidshealth.org)
  • Ideally palliative care services should be provided from the time of diagnosis, adapting to the increasing needs of cancer patients and their families as the disease progresses. (who.int)
  • Early palliative care also reduces unnecessary hospitalizations and the use of health care services. (who.int)
  • Certified Palliative Care is provided through our Life Care Navigation ™ collection of senior care services. (visitingangels.com)
  • If you have a loved in need of palliative care services, you will find the care you need through your local Visiting Angels. (visitingangels.com)
  • Ask your doctor if you have questions about palliative care, or if you or a loved one are interested in the services our program can provide. (seton.net)
  • Palliative care - care for people in their final stages of life - is gaining increasing recognition, but for it to be extended to all communities, primary care trusts (PCTs) need to be able to commission these services more effectively. (kingsfund.org.uk)
  • outpatient
  • Evidence shows that end-of-life communication interventions decrease utilization (such as length of stay), particularly in the intensive care unit setting, and that palliative care interventions (mostly in the outpatient setting) are effective for improving patient and caregiver perceptions of care. (wikipedia.org)
  • The outpatient department of Institute of Palliative Medicine receives about 250 patients per week. (wikipedia.org)
  • Palliative care can be provided in hospitals, outpatient settings, and at home. (kidshealth.org)
  • curative
  • A clearer usage is palliative, noncurative therapy when that is what is meant, because palliative care can be used along with curative or aggressive therapies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medications and treatments are said to have a palliative effect if they relieve symptoms without having a curative effect on the underlying disease or cause. (wikipedia.org)
  • Palliative care is provided in conjunction with all other appropriate medical treatments, including curative and life-prolonging therapies. (seton.net)
  • patients
  • Palliative sedation is an option of last resort for patients whose symptoms cannot be controlled by any other means. (wikipedia.org)
  • Instead of experiencing death by suffocation, once symptoms are intolerable some patients will request palliative sedation to ease their symptoms as death approaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) is an organization whose members provide end-of-life palliative care to terminal patients in the province of Ontario, Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Hospice Association of Ontario was more focussed on residential hospice organizations, whereas the scope of operations of the Ontario Palliative Care Association was more broadly represented by organizations tending to dying patients in hospital and other settings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Palliative care is not to be confused with end-of-life care or hospice care, which provides care for patients who are not expected to recover. (kidshealth.org)
  • Hospice care is a specific type of palliative care that focuses solely on providing care to patients who are not expected to recover. (kidshealth.org)
  • Palliative care is explicitly recognized under the human right to health and is particularly needed in places where a high proportion of cancer patients present in advanced stages and have little chance of being cured. (who.int)
  • Some studies suggest that palliative care programs may reduce hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) costs by clarifying goals of care and assisting patients and families to select treatments that align with their goals . (virginia.gov)
  • The goal of the newly renamed Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, directed by J. Randall Curtis, M.D., MPH, is to see that palliative care has an integral and prominent role in healthcare - regionally, nationally and internationally - for seriously ill patients and their families. (washington.edu)
  • The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) was a UK care pathway (excluding Wales) covering palliative care options for patients in the final days or hours of life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oncology
  • The following items are indications named by the American Society of Clinical Oncology as characteristics of a person who should receive palliative care but not any cancer-directed therapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • quality
  • Tim Kennard River Run A Taste of Finer Things Geranium Sale Purnell-Thomas Memorial Tennis Tournament-held at Salisbury University Blues on the Bay "Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care: Focusing on Comfort and Quality of Life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cambia Health Foundation's investments in palliative care advance patient- and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating suffering. (washington.edu)
  • news
  • A Pocket Guide to Pain Management in Africa, in cooperation with AID-STAR ONE Palliative Care for Women living with HIV and Cervical Cancer, in cooperation with the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa APCA also provides the editorial oversight to the Africa edition of ehospice news, an online global palliative care news platform. (wikipedia.org)
  • News on Palliative Care continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. (topix.com)