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    When should I consider palliative care?

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  • CareSearch is an online resource designed to help those needing relevant and trustworthy information and resources about palliative care. The website has been funded by … View Profile

    Palliative care is a special type of care that aims to support people to live well while they manage their illness. This means that it is appropriate to consider palliative care early in an illness while someone is having active treatment, or later when their illness cannot be cured.

    Palliative care concentrates on maintaining quality of life by controlling physical symptoms, such as pain or vomiting. It also helps with the emotional, social and spiritual needs that people have. Palliative care supports both the person who is ill and their carers and family.

    You can find out more about considering palliative care on the CareSearch website.

    CareSearch is an online source of free, trustworthy evidence-based palliative care information with separate sections written specifically for consumers and health professionals. We are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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