Palliative Medicine, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And End of Life

by Kenneth Kee

Publisher: Kenneth Kee

Publication Date: October 24, 2017

ISBN: 9781370182275

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Palliative means relieving pain or symptoms without dealing with the cause of the disorder.
Palliative medicine is such a large and important treatment that it is impossible to deal with every aspect of it.
This is only a simple guide of what palliative care involves.
Palliative medicine consists of the supportive care of patients with serious illnesses, and the supportive care that is present for family members.
The purpose is to increase the quality of life for the patient.
The aim of palliative medicine is to help people with severe illnesses feel better.
It prevents or treats symptoms and side effects of disease and treatment.
It does not necessarily mean end of life or hospice care, even though palliative medicine may be offered as part of these, too.
It is a comprehensive team method that entails:
1. Pain and symptom treatment,
2. Emotional support and counseling, and
3. Advanced care planning.
A broad team of health caregivers, from doctors and nurses to counselors, chaplains and social workers, provides the support.
Palliative medicine is important for all people who are dealing with serious and life-threatening illnesses.
Much of the center of attention has been on the older population, but palliative medicine is very important for children and their families, too.
A component of the purpose is to increase awareness about that.
The purpose is to spark bigger and continued awareness about the availability of palliative medicine through out the course of serious illness among doctors, pediatric patients, and their families.
Palliative medicine also treats emotional, social, practical, and spiritual disorders that illnesses can bring up.
When the person believes they are better in these areas, they have an increased quality of life
Palliative medicine can be provided at the same time as treatments that are meant to cure or treat the disease.
Palliative medicine may also be ...