Palliative Care

We offer specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness like cancer or heart failure to enhance their current care by focusing on quality of life for them and their family.

We offer specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness, such as cancer or heart failure to enhance their current care by focusing on quality of life for them and their family. This is provided through person-centered and integrated health services with special focus on the specific needs and preferences of our patients. We employ a team approach to support patients to live as actively as possible until death and their caregivers, addressing practical needs and providing bereavement counselling.

Conditions that may require palliative care, include kidney failure, chronic liver disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, neurological disease, dementia, congenital anomalies and drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Pain and difficulty in breathing are two of the most frequent and serious symptoms experienced by patients in need of palliative care.

FAQ

Yes, if you do not include any other patient in the photographs or in the background of the video without their permission. This is to respect and protect other patients’ confidentiality. We will obtain written permission from you before taking any photographs or video of you, and these will only be used to track your progress and for clinical teaching.
Your Medical Record Number starts with LM followed by 9 digits and can be found on many of your hospital documents provided during your visit; or you can present yourself to the hospital premises. You must also present a valid identification.

In order to participate fully in your therapies we encourage you to dress in comfortable, casual clothing. All clothing should be labeled with your name. In addition, you should bring:

  • Any items that were used on a regular basis prior to your illness, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, and the appropriate containers
  • Sturdy shoes or sneakers and loose socks, if appropriate
  • Loose-fitting pants or sweatpants, shirts that are comfortable and easy to put on, undergarments, bathrobe, and pajamas
  • A seasonal coat or jacket, to take advantage of our courtyards and pathways
  • Laundry bag
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