What are the principles of palliative care?
Hello, Patients in palliative care may receive medical care for their symptoms, or palliative care, along with treatment intended to cure their serious illness. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness, such as cancer or heart failure. Palliative care can be helpful at any stage of illness. Palliative care is based on principles what are they?
@irati Hello, palliative care is based on the following principles-
- Care provided is based on assessed need,
- Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
- Care is integrated and coordinated
- Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death
- Offers a support system to help patients’ families cope during the patient’s illness.
- Respect the dignity and autonomy of patients, patients' surrogates, and caregivers.
- Identify the primary goals of care from the patient's perspective
- Recognize, assess, discuss, and offer access to services for psychological, social, and spiritual issues.
- Palliative care aims to relieve physical pain and psychological, social, and spiritual suffering while supporting the patient's treatment goals. Palliative care is based on the fundamental ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, and duty.