- Patients suffering from chronic or terminal diseases like cancer, dementia, renal failure undergo a lot of pain. Pain is one of the most feared symptoms at the End of life. Unrelieved pain aggravates anxiety, leads to depression, and sometimes interferes with the decision-making capacity of an individual. The aim of medical management in palliative care settings to keep these patients as comfortable, alert, and as free from symptoms as possible. Aggressive pain management in advanced stages of the disease can improve the quality of life for patients as well as their loved ones, irrespective of the time they have at hand. WHO analgesic ladder is the baseline guide for the mainstay of pain management. With opioids and newer analgesics, it possible to give maximum pain relief to most of the patients.
- Other symptoms like dyspnoea, delirium, fatigue, and weakness are familiar sources of physical distress and advanced-stage patients. Comprehensive assessment, treatment of symptoms leads to a reduction in distress to the patient as well as family members. The goal of symptom management is to prevent or treat these symptoms as early as possible. Unrelieved symptoms may have nonphysical reasons. It has a significant impact on the patient as well as their family members. Therefore, it is essential to understand a person who has these symptoms and treat them holistically. Better symptom control improves a patient’s overall quality of life. It also makes family members more comfortable.
- With effective pain management, we help you to live more comfortably.
- Psychosocial care is one of the crucial aspects of care for patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses. When faced with such an illness, patients and families go through a lot of emotional turmoil. Our trained doctors and counsellors can
- Make them understand and educate them about the disease and prognosis,
- Discuss treatment choices by coordinating with other healthcare professionals
- Assist them in making informed decisions and respect and support those decisions so that they can most of their time
- Support them, and they’re loved once emotionally to deal with the situation
End of life care guidance, helping patients make informed choices and writing their medical wills to avoid significant conflicts amongst the family members when they cannot take decisions for themselves, Managing grief of the family members are some of the critical areas of work, when we are managing our patients
3.Training & Education:
- Our society is going through a transformation. Medical advances have been successful in keeping patients with many comorbidities alive for significantly more time. Managing chronically ill patients need different training and approach to patient care than treating patients in acute conditions which are reversible. The goal in managing these subsets of patients requires an approach to relieve their suffering and improving quality of life. With a handful of trained doctors all over India, there is a great need for teaching basic skills in communication, breaking bad news, as well as optimizing symptom management. Our experts are willing to share the knowledge and expertise to those who wish to improve their patients care.
4. Home care
- We do consultative home visits when patients
are bed-bound and bringing them to the clinic is a painful task.
Teleconsultations are done only when it’s an
emergency, and family members need guidance for managing patients.
5.Grief and bereavement services:
- When someone close to you dies, it is bound to impact you. the reaction to that death is grief. The way someone grieves is unique. They represent grief differently as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, or acceptance. Mostly it is a natural process and in due course many people normalize to their life.
- Bereavement: It is a period of grieving after the loss of someone close to you dies. Sometimes this period becomes tough to deal with. Bereaved people find it difficult to process their loss, they become so distracted that they cannot plan their future. it is important to ask for help if you have difficulty in reorganizing and readjusting positively.