The Supportive, Palliative and Hospice Care Medical Service offers active, comprehensive care for patients and their families faced with a life-threatening illness, both from cancer and non-cancer causes, especially for those which no longer respond to curative treatment and/or life-limiting disease where the patient (or family) no longer wish to continue aggressive medical management.
The goals of care include the provision of compassionate, competent, high quality and cost-effective supportive, palliative, and end-of-life care to all who need it; by providing relief from pain and/or any other distressing symptom through adequate and appropriate medical, emotional, spiritual and social support- multidimensional care-provided by a multi-disciplinary team.
Palliative care is a team approach to care. The core team includes palliative care specialists, your attending physician, and other doctors, nurse, and social worker. Clinical nutritionists, chaplains, physical therapists, wound care nurses, and others may also be part of the team.
The team spends as much time as necessary with you and your family. They become a partner with you, your family, and your other doctors. They support you and your family every step of the way, not only by controlling your symptoms but also by helping you to understand your treatment options and goals.
1. Pain Management
2. Symptom Control:
• Shortness of breath & respiratory distress; cough
• Nausea and vomiting
• Loss of appetite
• Difficulty sleeping
• Malignant Bowel Obstruction
• Anxiety and depression
3. Acute Illness Management
4. Psychosocial Support & Spiritual Care
• Disclosure of diagnosis & prognosis
• For patients and family with decision dilemmas, difficulty coping, difficulty understanding the disease process, and with caregiver fatigue
• Individual counseling
• Family meeting
• Grief and bereavement therapy
4. Other Palliative Procedures:
• Wound Care
• Lymphedema care
• Intravenous Infusions
• NGT insertion and Enteral feeding
• Palliative Nutritional Support Management
• Foley Catheter Insertion
• Colostomy Care
• Tracheostomy Care
• Caregiving skills
5. Terminal Care
• Management of symptoms in the terminal/dying phase
• Psycho-emotional and spiritual support for the family
• Grief and Bereavement care
6.Periodic Health Examination (Executive Check-Up)
• Health Risk Assessment
• Physical Examination
• Screening laboratory/diagnostic procedures
7. Lifestyle Counselling
• Smoking Cessation
• Exercise/physical activity
• Stress management
8. Health Education
10. Outpatient Consultation
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