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Palliative Care

When you have a chronic illness, you may want help making decisions about how to relieve suffering and improve quality of life. Palliative care can help when you wish to avoid aggressive medical care and
shift focus to comfort and symptom relief.

Bloom’s practitioners embrace a palliative approach to treating illness, incorporating patients’ wishes and goals into their plan of care early on in the treatment process.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is all about increasing comfort and quality of life for patients. While patients on palliative care can continue to receive curative treatment, introducing palliative care allows providers to focus on
early identification, assessment and treatment of pain, physical ailments, and psychosocial issues associated with chronic or life-threatening disease.

Palliative care:

  • Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
  • Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;
  • Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
  • Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
  • Offers a support system to help the family cope during the patients illness and in their own bereavement;
  • Will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness 1

Who Can Use Palliative Care?

Anyone living with a serious illness can benefit from palliative care. Palliative care can be incorporated at any stage of illness and works best when incorporated early in a treatment plan.

(1) World Health Organization, “WHO Definition of Palliative Care”

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