Palliative Care Research Paper

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Everyone human being need requires proper medical care whether there are in good or in bad health. Most people however doesn't like to visit medical center until they have serious health issues. Today there are so many cases of patient living with "terminal" illnesses that cannot be cure and would eventually kill the patient. However, these diseases can be managed with medicines hence giving the patient a prolonged life but under medication. These patient require a special type of care called palliative care, which is defined by CRETO as "a type of care focused on providing patient with relief from the symptom, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis (Sarah piper). Palliative care is provided by a team of specialists and…show more content…
There are no time limits on when one can receive care in palliative care. Patients who want and need comfort at any stage of any disease, whether terminal or chronic can get treatment. In hospice care, they focus more on comfort than fighting the aggressive disease. In order to be eligible in hospice program, one must be considered to have an incurable disease or within six months of death. On payment, hospice programs cover all the medical expenses, while palliative care program is covered by the regular medical insurance (Ann Villet-Lagomarsino) .

Palliative care teams help treat people suffering from the symptoms and stress of serious illnesses such as cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,kidney, disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and many more. Symptoms of patients submitting to palliative care many include depression, pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and much more (Get palliative care organization).
Palliative care is a for patient who are seeking for all sort of help including medical. In addition to addressing the patient pain and other symptom, the team gives the patient a chance to discuss how the illness is affecting their life. The patient is also able to talk about any fears or anxieties surrounding their illness, treatments or medications which help them deal with the illness
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