1. Focus on Quality of Life
Palliative care aims to relieve peoples' suffering and improve their quality of life.
The goal of a palliative approach is to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of people with a life-altering illness and those who care for them.
3. The earlier, the better
At the onset of a life-altering illness, a palliative approach can help to manage symptoms, provide support and have goals of care conversations.
4. Team approach
Healthcare providers, family members and residents/patients all have a role in a palliative approach. Having a range of experiences and perspectives can lead to the best quality of care.
5. Person-centered care
People can develop care plans that align with their values, wishes and beliefs. A palliative approach acknowledges and respects peoples' unique needs and meets them where they're at.