Palliative care shall be accessible to any person at an advanced or terminal stage of a serious and incurable condition, whichever maybe the cause of it.
Palliative care is active care provided to a person at the end of life.
This care respects the dignity and the choices of the person at the end of life. It is delivered in an active, continuous and coordinated fashion by a cross-disciplinary team: doctors, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, physiotherapist …
The aim of palliative care is:
- relieve pain and other inconvenient symptoms,
- integrate psychological and spiritual aspects to the treatment,
- offer a support system to help families and relatives deal with the illness,
- manage to improve the quality of life for the person at the end of life, as well as for their relatives.