Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Palliative care is a field of medicine that aims to help patients or their relatives who need support at the end of life as a result of newly developing and no longer fully recovered, affecting one or more organ systems. It is also known as 'supportive care'. It is a form of care focused on relieving the suffering of the patient and increasing the quality of life.

Communication with the patient and their relatives, acceptance of death as a natural process, providing support to the family during the grieving process are among the principles of palliative care.

Who Needs  Palliative Care ?

  • Patients with previous cerebrovascular disease
  • Patients in need of care who develop brain hypoxemia after cardiopulmonary resuscitation for any reason.
  • Patients with severe organ failure
  • Cancer patients who do not respond to treatment
  • Patients who need impaired nutritional support due to physical and neurological/psychological reasons
  • Bedridden patients with bedsores


Support and Treatment Services of Palliative Care

  • Pain relief or control, especially in end-stage cancer patients
  • Control and alleviate symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, insomnia, depression
  • Providing nutritional support
  • Relief of breathing
  • Meeting the psycho-social and spiritual needs of the patient and his family
  • Educating the patient and his family