Palliative medicine or palliative care is a new multidisciplinary medical care approach for the patient who suffers from life-limiting illnesses. In palliative care, the main focus is to relieve patients from the pain and other symptoms of serious diseases. Examples of such diseases are cancer, kidney failure, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s disease, AIDs etc.
Palliative medicine specialists aim to improve the life quality of both the patient and their families. Team of doctors, nurses and other specialized trained staff work in a team to provide palliative care. They work with your other health specialist to provide extra care for your health. Palliative care shows that when it is combined with other conventional treatment of illness, it can improve the results of treatment.