• illness
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • They identify both physical and emotional pain and the symptoms of the illness and provide treatment plans to alleviate suffering and manage pain throughout the patients' continuum of care. (seton.net)
  • Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness, such as those with advanced cancer, end-stage renal disease, AIDS, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)(WHO 2002). (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • 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)
  • stages
  • 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)
  • In addition to symptom and pain management, our specialists work closely with the patients, their families and their care team to ensure coordinated care across all stages of treatment. (seton.net)
  • hospital
  • Hospice care may be provided at home, in the hospital, or in a hospice facility. (kidshealth.org)
  • Generally, each hospital has its own type of palliative care team. (kidshealth.org)
  • The aim of this course is to provide a brief overview of the principles and philosophy of palliative care for people in hospital, or the acute care-setting. (city.ac.uk)
  • At Suburban Hospital, palliative care is provided only for patients while they're in the hospital. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Nursing is at the center of patient care at Suburban Hospital. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Palliative care is provided by a team of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals who work together with the primary care physician and referred specialists and other hospital or hospice staff to provide additional support. (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)
  • Beaches The Anne and Donald McGraw Center for Caring at Mayo Clinic Hospital opened in December, 2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • St. Augustine Community Hospice established an outreach center in St. Augustine in 1985, but there was no inpatient facility until the Bailey Family Center for Caring at Flagler Hospital opened on January 8, 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • Together, St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital represent the largest acute-care health organization in Ventura County. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1927, the hospital's staff and physicians were recognized for excellence in patient care when the American College of Surgeons, the first hospital accreditation agency, granted St. John's standardization approval. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1965, Dr. Raymond Ligouri opened the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at St. John's Hospital-it was the first CCU in Ventura County and the third in Southern California. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Stephen Birch Healthcare Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital features operating suites and intensive-care beds. (wikipedia.org)
  • Maternity and neonatal care is provided next door at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wound and Ostomy Inpatient Center In 2012, Sharp Memorial was formally designated as a Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital, which recognized Sharp Memorial's achievement and innovation in the delivery of patient-centered care. (wikipedia.org)
  • SRHS is composed of Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care, Union Medical Center, Medical Group of the Carolinas, Ellen Sagar Nursing Center and Regional HealthPlus. (wikipedia.org)
  • SHRC is a licensed freestanding 97-bed, long term acute-care hospital (LTACH) and a licensed 25-bed skilled nursing facility. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pelham Medical Center (PMC), formerly known as Village Hospital, was created to bring a new approach to health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2002
  • The goal of palliative care is to achieve the best quality of life for patients and their families, and to provide a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death (WHO 2002). (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • APCA was founded in Cape Town in 2002 after 28 palliative care trainers from across Africa met together and discussed the need for regional cooperation. (wikipedia.org)
  • cancer
  • Palliative care is an urgent humanitarian need worldwide for people with cancer and other chronic fatal diseases. (who.int)
  • One recent systematic review found (limited) evidence that acupuncture may provide long-term pain relief in patients with cancer (Paley 2011) and the most recent trials have strengthened the evidence (refer to the 'Acupuncture for Cancer Care' Fact Sheet, 2011). (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Palliative care patients, too, frequently suffer from non-cancer-specific pain and would be expected to benefit similarly from acupuncture. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • people who have a limited ability to care for themselves people who received no benefit from prior evidence-based treatments people who are ineligible to participate in any appropriate clinical trial the physician sees no strong evidence that treatment would be effective These characteristics may be generally applicable to other disease conditions besides cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coastal Hospice also provides palliative care, or medical care for managing pain and other symptoms of cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2009, the two organizations established the Quality Hospice Palliative Care Coalition with Cancer Care Ontario, Hospice Palliative Care Networks, and the Ontario College of Family Physicians. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • nurses
  • Features of Coastal Hospice at the Lake include: personalized care addressing the medical, spiritual, physical and emotional concerns of each patient, 24-hour-a-day staffing by medical professionals including physicians, nurses and hospice aides, six private patient rooms and eight semi-private patient rooms, accommodation for family members, homelife features including space where children can play, family kitchen, garden room and walkways. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, in the September-November 2012 booklet, a person is asked to pray during the week commencing 5 November for "the Lord to send the project Christian nurses and doctors who want to love and care for people with HIV and are willing to commit to serve with Jeevan Sahara Kendra. (wikipedia.org)
  • Physicians
  • Physicians should contextualize decisions around goals of care, which preserves hope and optimism but reorients treatment toward appropriate aims . (virginia.gov)
  • In September, 2004, the Neviaser Educational Institute, together with Mayo Clinic Jacksonville established a 12-month physician fellowship in palliative medicine to train physicians in end-of-life or chronic, non-curable disease care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC) is a group of more than 330 physicians in more than 22 specialties and primary care, serving the Upstate and Western North Carolina. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adults
  • We address the social needs of elderly adults by building relationships with our clients and their families, and by providing those in our care with companionship and conversation. (visitingangels.com)
  • support
  • Palliative (pronounced pal-lee- ay -tiv or pal- yah -tiv) care provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to sick children and their families. (kidshealth.org)
  • We recognise that emotional, spiritual, family and financial worries can be just as important as physical problems and we support with these aspects of care as well. (guysandstthomas.nhs.uk)
  • The right care and support for everyone. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • The center staff address medical and nursing care for patients facing advanced illnesses, and emotional and spiritual support for patients and their relatives. (wikipedia.org)
  • The program, begun in 2000, offers individualized support, comfort and care to these children and their families. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Community Hospice Foundation, established in 2000, provides funding to support end-of-life care and education. (wikipedia.org)
  • quality
  • 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)
  • Our goal is to enrich quality of life for all clients through specialized, non-medical care and assistance. (visitingangels.com)
  • The goal is to improve quality of life for both the sick person and the family as they are the central system for care. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • healthcare
  • 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)
  • health
  • Corey is the Manager of Spiritual Care at St. John's Providence Health System, APPEAL Faculty at Duke Institute on Care at End of Life and a contributing columnist for the New York Times. (washington.edu)
  • Founded in 2007, Cambia Health Foundation awards grants in three program areas: Palliative Care, Transforming Health Care and Children's Health. (washington.edu)
  • It is one of twelve primary care practitioner units participating in the development of advance care planning in Canada led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and partly funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Palliative Care Handbook for Africa, available on the World Health Association's website Beating Pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • Parents must not only face the difficult realization that their child is ill and may be suffering, but also struggle with the task of providing intense, complex, and ongoing medical care. (kidshealth.org)
  • We address the physical care needs of seniors by recognizing and responding to signs common among the elderly, providing non-medical care to comfort our clients. (visitingangels.com)
  • Self-referral for tertiary medical care can be processed and accepted in limited cases. (wikipedia.org)