PALLIATIVE AND TERMINAL CARE (Disease types and palliative care…
PALLIATIVE AND TERMINAL CARE
They are committed to controlling pain and other symptoms, easing suffering and sustaining the last phase of life in patients who have active, progressive and far advanced disease which is no longer amenable to curative treatment.
Hospices will usually offer symptom control and terminal, palliative and respite care. They focuses on pain control and dealing with bereavement and isolation, also provides spiritual and emotional support. This care is given to elderly persons with life altering conditions or reaching the last stages of life.
Stages of palliative care
Denial- life can start to feel meaningless and overwhelming.
Disease types and palliative care
Bone marrow transplant
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Congestive heart failure
Types of hospice care
Routine home care
Continuous home care
General inpatient care