Palliative Care for me Patients & Loved Ones
Today is National Grief Awareness Day. The death of someone close to us is an event we are all likely to experience. And the grief that comes along with it. For many of us, we don’t know what to do or how to deal with grief – whether it’s our own or the grief of […]
Dr. Margie Venter PALPRAC Clinical Director enlightens us on how to inform your healthcare team on what matters most to you when facing a serious illness. Going on any journey means planning ahead. Also a cancer journey. Planning for what’s likely, but also for the what-ifs. I’ve often thought this to be a much more useful cancer […]
Uncontrolled pain is probably the most troubling symptom that can chip away at one’s quality of life. It affects all aspects of living: mobility, appetite, sleep, mood relationships and well-being. Pain can be effectively managed with the support of your palliative care team or other healthcare providers. Sometimes medication is needed, making adjustments until […]
Think of palliative care as a fundamental level of support to a cancer patient and their loved ones. Contrary to popular belief that it’s associated with end-of-life care alone, this medical approach improves quality of life – through pain and symptom management – at any stage of a cancer journey.