Palliative Care provides pain management and relief of symptoms to those experiencing life-threatening, progressive or terminal illness. Palliative Care focuses on physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs while remaining sensitive to the uniqueness of each individual. Grief and bereavement support are part of this caring process.
Reasons for admission
- pain and symptom management with the expectation that the patient will return home
- end-of-life care with no expectation that the patient will return home