I Am Living

Palliative care focusses on people living with an active, progressive, and advanced life-limiting or terminal illness; people who show little or no prospect of cure, and who are anticipated to die from the illness. Palliative care includes care for caregivers and others who are important to the palliative person. The primary goal of palliative care is to enhance quality of life. Although palliative care cannot change health outcomes, it aims to make the journey through life-limiting illness as meaningful and comfortable as possible. Palliative care is essential because it provides people with holistic care that addresses physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and cultural needs.