When it comes to dealing with a life-threatening illness, the healthcare team do not just work to alleviate a patient’s physical signs and symptoms and treat the underlying condition. As much as possible, the healthcare team delivers a holistic approach to healthcare, which includes treating not only the physical but also the psychosocial and spiritual aspects in one’s life.
Palliative and hospice care do just that. With the purpose of offering compassionate care to both terminally and non-terminally ill patients, both facets of healthcare help these patients attain a good quality of life despite their illness, assisting them with their day-to-day activities and relieving their symptoms altogether.
Because of their similar nature, palliative and hospice care are often mistaken for each other. While palliative care is a part of hospice care, both are given to patients differently. Know more about their specific scope, treatment, and eligibility through this highly informative infographic below from Cables and Sensors.