What is Palliative Care 2017-05-19T11:13:19+00:00

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem 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, psychosocial and spiritual.  (World Health Organization(WHO) Definition)

“At some time, in some way, we will all face the end of life. And most of us share a common hope: that when death comes to us or a loved one, it will be peaceful and free of pain. We hope to face death surrounded by those we love, feeling safe, comfortable and cared for.”

Living Lessons®, The GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and The Canadian palliative Care Association

“The Pledge”

 Together we will deliver outstanding palliative care

Palliative Care…

  • Is an Approach and Philosophy of Care

  • Focuses on the quality of living and the quality of dying

  • Is for people of All Ages

  • Is Active Care

  • Includes Greif and Bereavement Care

  • Is for anyone with a life threatening, life limiting progressing illness including Cancer and Non-Cancer

  • Requires an Interdisciplinary Team Based Approach

  • Is not just End of Life Care