Palliative Care is offered in collaboration with the care you already offer your patient, whether you are a GP or specialist. Several recent randomized trials have shown improved patient and family outcomes when Palliative Care is offered early on during the course of a serious illness, as an extra layer of support.
It involves a team approach including Palliative Care trained doctors, nurses, social worker and/or counsellors, allied health professionals and spiritual guides.
Relief of Distressing Symptoms
Patient and Family Support
Addressing Informational Needs
Future Health Planning
“Palliative care offers an extra layer of support”
(CAPC, Centre to Advance Palliative Care, US)
“A car journey is a good metaphor to use. Adding palliative care, means adding things like air-conditioning, seatbelts and airbags to your vehicle for the journey. The goals or destination doesn’t change but the journey is as safe and comfortable as possible. Taking out car insurance means making sure everything is covered should the journey not work out as planned.”