What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a type of medical treatment for those suffering from a terminal illness. This sort of treatment focuses on relieving the illness's symptoms and stress. The main goal is to improve the patient's and family's quality of life.

Palliative Care is provided by a group of professionally trained doctors, nurses, and other experts who work in conjunction with a patient's other clinicians to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative Care prioritizes the needs of the patient over their prognosis. It is provided at any stage of a serious illness and can be given in conjunction with curative treatment.

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Sri Ramakrishna Hospital Palliative care

To provide this advanced care, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital has opened a Palliative care center at Pachapalayam on World Cancer Day - 4th Feb 2022 to help the needy. With over 20 beds, the palliative care center offers free treatment to the underprivileged.

Treatment & Services we offer at our Palliative Care:

Palliative Care specialists help patients with the most complex requirements that will enhance their quality of life. The Palliative Care team, in collaboration with the primary physician, provides:

  • Invest time in intense family meetings and patient/family therapy.
  • Skilled communication about what to expect in the future to ensure that care is tailored to the patient's and family's goals and priorities.
  • Complicated physical and mental symptoms are expertly managed, such as complex pain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, shortness of breath, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, and problems sleeping.

In numerous trials, Palliative Care has been shown to improve patient quality of life and reduce symptom burden. This increased quality of life benefits patients and makes dealing with the healthcare system less stressful and distressing for families.

Here are the three major goals of palliative care:

Improves quality of life:

Quality of life is the primary goal of palliative care teams. They help cancer patients who are dealing with the physical and emotional effects of their disease.

Relieving the symptoms:

For patients and their families, palliative care's primary purpose is to alleviate pain while also ensuring the highest possible quality of life. Shortness of breath, tiredness and constipation are among the possible side effects of a debilitating illness. The group will assist you in regaining the energy you need to go about your everyday routine.

Assessing Your Needs and Identifying Treatment Options:

You'll have plenty of time to discuss your treatment options with the palliative care experts. They'll also make sure that all of your doctors are on the same page about what you're trying to achieve. As a result, you'll have more say in how you're treated, which will enhance your overall well-being.

With the help of SNR Sons Charitable Trust, the Pachapalayam palliative care center is open to any hospital in the country to send their terminally-ill patients who are in need of palliative care.

Sri Ramakrishna Hospital’s Palliative Care centre offers a couple of things to its patients, few of them include:

Patients who undergo Palliative Care at the centre provide free food.

The stay and treatment are free at the centre.

The centre is equipped with rooms and wards to accommodate the patients and help them stay with comfort.

Our Palliative Care centre is the terminal campus to treat terminally ill cancer patients.

If needed, people can donate to our charity for the wellbeing and welfare of the centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

It could include things like controlling physical symptoms like discomfort. Providing support on an emotional, spiritual, and psychological level. For example, helping with things like washing, dressing, and eating is part of social care.

Yes, after taking the treatment people tend to recover and show positive results, the majority of the people who undergo Palliative Care recover and also have an increased quality of life. And people who have recovered need not require Palliative Care

Cancer can be treated when detected at the early stages of the condition. Palliative Care is recommended for people who find it difficult to manage their symptoms. People who are undergoing cancer treatment can also opt for Palliative Care.

It provides respite from the signs and symptoms of a major illness, as well as the stress that comes with them. The main goal is to improve the patient's and family's quality of life. Palliative Care is offered by a specially trained team that collaborates with your other doctors to provide additional support.

There are various types of Palliative Care, it can widely vary and include, social, emotional, spiritual, mental, physical types. Each speciality can help in dealing with different types of requirements. These types are recommended by the doctor so it fits your needs.


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