How can the patient and family benefit from palliative care?

Patients can benefit by having more control over their care in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere that reduces anxiety and stress. They can also expect relief from symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping. Palliative care addresses the whole person. It helps patients carry on with their daily life and improves their ability to go through medical treatments. It can also help them to better understand their condition and choices for medical care. In short, they can expect the best possible quality of life.

Palliative care can help everyone involved! Patients as well as family caregivers are the special focus of palliative care. The patient’s doctors and nurses benefit too, because they know they are meeting the patient’s needs by providing care and treatment that reduces suffering and improves your quality of life.