Palliative care is medical care that is provided to an individual in order to relieve symptoms due to chronic illness and provide comfort and improve quality of life. It is not a curative approach to medicine. Often people receiving palliative care have a chronic or terminal illness.
If you are someone who is receiving palliative care or you are a caregiver and/or loved one of someone receiving palliative care you may be facing one of the most intensely emotional times in your life. It can be a deeply painful time for all involved, especially when the medical approach transitions towards comfort measures and away from curative solutions.
In my area of practice, I work with individuals who are coping with the emotional challenges of life-limiting illness. When medical care switches to a palliative focus you may find yourself wanting help in navigating various areas of your life. I can help you in the following areas:
If you are a caregiver and/or loved one who is experiencing the roller-coaster of emotions due to witnessing and/or giving care to someone who is sick or dying, I can help you in the following areas:
My approach in working with palliative care issues is compassionate and informative.