Palliative Care Offers Support
Sentara Palliative Care is compassionate care for patients and families facing a serious illness affecting their quality of life. It is appropriate during any phase of an illness. This unique care helps patients understand the information they need to make important decisions and participate in planning their own medical care. Palliative Care may be ongoing as an illness progresses or care choices change.
Palliative medicine takes a holistic approach to patient care and is compassionate care for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses, living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life. Pain and symptom management is important, as serious illness can cause physical, social, and psychological symptoms such as pain, nausea, fatigue, depression and anxiety that can deteriorate your quality of life.
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