Palliative care is aligned with the “National Norms and Principles of Practice” This is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of all health care providers who are working with or caring for those individuals living with terminal illnesses.
Palliative care aims to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families who are faced with a life-threatening illness. It focuses on increasing comfort through prevention and treatment of suffering. The treatment encompasses the whole self, caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. It provides relief from pain and other symptoms of illness such as fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, and loss of appetite. The goal is to prevent and relieve these symptoms so you can get on with daily life.