Blessed Gérard's Hospice
provides Hospice / Palliative Care

Definition of Hospice / Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care is the active care of patients with advanced, progressive and incurable disease.

The following is the definition of Palliative Care from the World Health Organization:

Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

Palliative Care:

Source: National Cancer Control Programmes: Policies and Managerial Guidelines, 2nd Ed. Geneva: WHO, 2002

Selectively quoted from: International Association For Hospice and Palliative Care

What is hospice care all about?
What kinds of sickness we have to deal with and why these diseases are so prevalent here

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