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REVIEW ARTICLE

Role of Palliative Care at the End of Life: To Enhance the Quality of Life and Positively Influence the Course of Illness

Suman Choudhary, Prakash Mahala

Keywords : Course of illness, End of life, Palliative care, Positive influence, Quality of life, Role

Citation Information : Choudhary S, Mahala P. Role of Palliative Care at the End of Life: To Enhance the Quality of Life and Positively Influence the Course of Illness. 2021; 14 (2):42-45.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13102

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The palliative care goal is to relieve the patients\' suffering and their families by assessment of the comprehensive treatment of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual symptoms felt by the patients. It helps patients and their relatives to conclude suitable medical care and to support the goal of patient care with healthcare professionals. Finally, palliative care establishing the requirement of a proxy, resuscitation status, and advance directives is an essential part of palliative care at the end of life. This review aims to recognize the role of palliative care at the end of life. As death approaches, the symptom burden of a patient may worsen and require more aggressive palliation. As ease measures strengthen, so does the care provided to a dying patient\'s family. Once death has occurred, the role of palliative care focuses primarily on the support of the patient\'s family and bereavement.


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