What is palliative care?
Palliative care is the physical, psychological, social and spiritual care provided by an inter-disciplinary team of experts to anyone with a life-threatening illness and their loved ones. Care is offered from the point of diagnosis and extends to bereavement support if needed. Over 90% of the care that APCC members provide is home-based with a focus on promoting quality of life.” ii
With reference to the figure above, palliative care starts when a patient is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and continues throughout the course of the patient’s illness, including bereavement care, if needed.
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