Patients those who diagnosed with life-threatening illness, palliative care make the life much easier. The aim is to prevent and ease suffering and improve the patient’s quality of life. It works together with the primary treatment the patient receiving. However, it does not replace the primary treatment. Palliative care primarily focus to relieve the pain and other troubling symptoms and meeting the patient’s emotional, spiritual, and practical needs.
Palliative care providers-mainly nurses and the doctor- will work with the patient to identify and carry out his/her goals. Counseling, spiritual comfort or whatever enhances the patient’s quality of life will be their focus of concern. It helps the patient to understand all of the treatment options.
Palliative care gives a chance to live the life more comfortably. It provides relief from distressing symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation,loss of appetite, problems with sleep and many other symptoms. It can also help you to deal with the side effects of the medical treatments the patient receives. A very humanitarian approach is the main strengths of palliative care. Palliative care give recognition to the patient as an individual and connect them with family and the world outside.