Project Description

Palliative care is the care given to someone with a serious or life threatening disease such as advanced prostate or lung cancer. It is also called Comfort Care

The goals of palliative care include:

  • Treating and preventing symptoms such as pain, nausea, fatigue and other physical symptoms caused by cancer or its treatment

  • Treating a patient’s emotional and social needs

  • Addressing a patient’s spiritual needs or concerns

  • Addressing a patient’s practical needs, such as transportation and financial concerns

  • Providing support for the patient’s family, friends, and caregiver

Cure is not the goal with palliative care, it is to provide the best support and comfort until the end of the patient’s life.

End of life care is that care and support rendered in the final hours of a patient’s life.  It focus on treating the final symptoms that near death present  by administering the appropriate pain therapy support, practical comfort care and compassionate care.