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Palliative Care

Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life for patients

Our aim is to enable an easy flexible and proactive package of care for Palliative Care Patients, by performing an accurate assessment of the patient health needs.

What is Palliative Care?

The World Health Organization (WHO) describes palliative care as services designed to prevent and relieve suffering for patients and families facing life-threatening illness, through early management of pain and other physical, psychosocial, and spiritual problems.

Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life for patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, emotional and spiritual as appropriate (WHO, 2002)

Palliative care can:

  • Pain management (pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches)

  • Administering medication (orally, through injection or IV)

  • Management of chemotherapy side effects (fatigue, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)

  • Rehydration

  • Psychosocial emotional support (dealing with anxiety and depression)

  • Constipation / bowel management

  • Stoma management

  • Respiratory tract secretions management

  • Oxygen therapy

  • End of life support and management

Patients who might benefit from this include:

  • A patient who has been diagnosed with having a terminal illness for whom curative treatment is no longer an option (cancer patients, heart failure, COPD…)

Our supporting services include:

  • Medication Management – Supporting families in adequately stocking up of medical supplies & facilitating collections of the supplies where authorized

  • Back up Equipment – We have backup equipment of most frequently used equipment

  • Appointment Booking – Our clinical care managers would ensure timely booking of appointment and arrangements thereafter including collections of reports