What is palliative care?

What is palliative care?

Palliative care can be given when there is no available cure for your illness. It will help you to be as comfortable as possible by managing your pain and other symptoms to give you the best possible quality of life.

Palliative care also means looking after the needs of your family and those caring for you. It will also help you plan ahead and make your wishes known to those involved in your care.

The care you receive may include treatments such as pain relief, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and you may also benefit from other treatments such as complimentary therapy, music or art therapy, and emotional support.

Palliative care may be given in different places such as at home, in a care home, hospital or hospice.

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