Improving quality of life
Supportive care, or previously referred to as palliative care, is specialized medical care that focuses on reducing the symptoms; pain and stress caused by serious illness — whatever the diagnosis. It is appropriate at any age or stage of illness and can be provided alongside curative treatment.
The goal of supportive care is to improve quality of life for both patient and family. Care is provided by a team of Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers and other specialists who work with the patient’s Physicians to develop a plan of care. Supportive care is an extra layer of support whereby the team can offer information and guidance for complex medical decisions.