Palliative (pa · lee · uh · tiv) care is a specific type of medical care that focuses on relieving pain, symptoms and the stress of living with a significant illness
It’s available at any age and it often takes place over an extended period time, when the patient’s priority become more about quality of life than curing underlying medical conditions.
Palliative care may or may not be provided in conjunction with curative treatment. Often, the palliative care team assists families make these difficult decisions regarding treatments and care, ensuring they receive the knowledge to make informed decisions for themselves or their family member. We believe that patients should be properly and fully informed on disease, prognosis, treatment, and available alternatives. Patients and families drive the plan of care and have the right to accept or refuse treatment.