If you, or a loved one, has been told that they have a serious illness that cannot be cured, you may be advised to look into Palliative Care.
Palliative care assists people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and end-stage kidney or lung disease to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
For some people, palliative care may be beneficial with a serious life-limiting illness from the time of diagnosis.
Palliative care can be given alongside treatments given by other doctors.
Palliative Care is person and family-centered care that is provided for someone with progressive and advanced disease and for whom the primary goal is now optimising quality of life rather than cure.
Palliative care helps people live their life as fully and comfortably as possible, by identifying needs and effectively treating symptoms. These needs and symptoms may be physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural or social.
Because Palliative Care is based on individual needs, the services offered will differ but may include: