Tag: benefits of palliative care

Let’s talk about constipation

July 14, 2016

Constipation. Everyone hates having trouble going to the bathroom and we certainly don’t like to talk about it, but it’s an important subject. If you have a serious illness, constipation is one of the most common problems you are likely to have.

Palliative care can help. Palliative care is specialized medical treatment for people with serious illnesses. It can treat your pain and symptoms, including your constipation, so that you can live more comfortably. … Read More

Palliative care and disease treatment

June 9, 2016

If you have a serious illness, your medical treatments can sometimes make you feel worse. You may also feel that your pain, your symptoms and your distress are all part of being sick. It doesn’t have to be that way. Palliative care can help. … Read More

New resources to help families navigate pediatric palliative care

May 27, 2016

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has created new materials for families of children with serious illnesses, as part of its Palliative Care: Conversations Matter campaign to raise awareness of and improve communications about pediatric palliative care. … Read More

Four ways that palliative care can help you

February 25, 2016

Are you or a loved one living with a serious illness? Maybe you’re a caregiver or family member to a person living with a serious illness. Dealing with a serious illness, whether you’re the patient or a family member, can be difficult. That’s why you need palliative care. … Read More

Palliative care helps your doctor, too

March 2, 2015

When you have a serious illness like cancer or heart disease, your relationship with your doctor is important. It’s so important that many patients worry their doctor will be upset if they ask for extra help to cope with pain or other symptoms.

The truth is that doctors are glad to have an extra layer of support. Why? Because it helps them focus on fighting your underlying illness. … Read More