This week’s resource of note is Palliative care.
Palliative care is designed to compliment the treatment you are receiving for illness and injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or spinal cord injuries (SCI). The goal is to relieve the patient of pain, stress, fatigue, loss of appetite, constipation, nausea and difficulty sleeping with will result in a better overall quality of life for the person in treatment.
Those who provide Palliative care typically are part of a team that can be comprised of nutritionists, doctors and social workers. Together they work to generate a plan that will alleviate the symptoms mentioned above while giving support to both the patient and his or her family.
These services are provided by numerous hospitals and care centers across the United States.
For an excellent description of this form of care, visit Get Palliative Care’s Website.