Palliative care is the provision of medical and psychological aid to the patients with a terminal illness, and also the support for their relatives. The main task of palliative care is to relieve suffering of a patient by the effect of elimination of pain syndrome and relevant care. Our experienced specialists are in attendance of the patient in the last days of his/her life and give the possibility to spend this time with dignity and without pain.
The duration of palliative aid depends on the condition and needs of the patient and may last from several days to several years. The amount of medical care is determined individually for each patient based on his/her general condition.
Dobrobut clinic chain can provide palliative care at a hospice or at home with the close ones and under the supervision of a doctor of Dobrobut mobile patronage service.
Patients with the following diagnoses may need palliative care:
- malignant neoformations;
- chronic cardiovascular insufficiency;
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
- renal diseases;
- Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, etc.
Palliative care is aimed at relieving the following symptoms and conditions:
- pain (acute and chronic);
- dyspnea, breathing problems;
- intestinal obstruction, nausea, absence of appetite;
- insomnia, anxiety;
- nutritional support (medical nutrition);
One of the tasks of Dobrobut patronage service, which provides palliative care, is the training of the family members and caregivers as for characteristics of this type of care, prevention of bedsores and providing psychological assistance to close ones.