Palliative treatment is a term used to represent the care or therapy of a patient. More specifically it focuses on the their symptoms by addressing them directly and building a treatment plan that focuses on their needs.
The care plan aims to improve their quality of life through medical, emotional and spiritual support. It’s a treatment that helps the patient live their life to its fullest, whereas hospice aims to make a dying patient’s final days peaceful.
I believe that palliative care should begin at the onset of a cancer diagnosis. A team of experts and specialists should be brought together to assist in the patient’s treatment plan. Nutritionists, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, psychologists and other members should be on a cancer patient’s super team.
The cancer experience often leaves you feeling like a child, overwhelmed and frightened. It is at these scary moments that having someone educated, experienced and empathetic at your side can be the difference between a life of hell and one well lived.
Palliative Care Video
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