What is Palliative Care?
When diseases reach an advanced state, pain and other symptoms may become difficult to manage as part of usual care. In these situations, your doctor can call in palliative care. Palliative care works in coordination with your other medical providers. However, palliative care is a special care team dedicated to one purpose: your comfort and quality of life. As specialists in symptom management for advanced disease, palliative care has been shown to reverse the progression of pain and other symptoms.
Home-based palliative care has been shown to be particularly effective.