A document that outlines a person’s specific wishes for future medical care.
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…the future when you don’t have the capacity to make decisions. It provides a legal means for a competent adult to appoint a substitute decisionmaker and/or record their choices for future health and personal care. Also called a living will….
Document that provides direction and instructions to allow someone else to provide the care that you would usually provide.
A place that provides comprehensive care for people with a limited prognosis. This includes inpatient medical care, respite care and end-of-life care for people who are unable to die at home. It may also offer day care facilities and home…
Alternative care arrangements that allow the carer and person with cancer a short break from their usual care arrangements. Respite care can be given in the home, at hospital or in a palliative care unit….
…team collaborate to discuss a patient’s physical and emotional needs as well as any other factors affecting their care. The team meets to review cases and decide on different treatments and care. A palliative care team also offers multidisciplinary care….
…their families and carers. It aims to improve quality of life by addressing physical, emotional, spiritual, social and practical needs. It is not just for people who are about to die, although end-of-life care is a part of palliative care….
A nurse who has specialised in the field of palliative care and is very experienced in helping patients, families and carers with end-of-life care….
A multidisciplinary team with many health professionals who offer a range of services to improve a patient’s quality of life and help with any problems they have. A community nurse or palliative care nurse usually coordinates the team….
Care that incorporates different types of therapies and services to ensure that your physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs are met.