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First, ask your primary care doctor for referral to palliative care. Remember: you don't have to give up your relationship with your regular doctors to receive palliative care services. Palliative care team will work with your other doctors. In most cases, patients receive palliative care in hospital. But other health care settings offer palliative care, too, including assist living facilities, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, and hospices. Your doctor may inform you about local palliative care offerings, but if not, you can use resources below to locate palliative care in your community. Most insurance plans cover palliative care treatment in full or partially. Typically, Medicare and Medicaid also cover palliative care. If you are concerned about costs, speak to a social worker from the palliative care team. Most doctors welcome services that palliative care team provide to their patients. However, on rare occasions, primary care doctor might hesitate to make referral. If you encounter this problem, ask your doctor for an explanation. You can also ask the palliative care team to help you explain why you would like such services. Then you can speak with your primary care doctor about how palliative care could benefit you.

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Palliative care = hospice care

Both palliative care and hospice care offer medicine that can ease your pain. Those can range from over - counter drugs such as ibuprofen to stronger relief with opioid medications such as oxycodone or morphine. Misuse of opioids has become a big concern, and you or your loved one might not want to take them because you are afraid of becoming addict. This can be a particular worry if you have already had problems with drugs or alcohol. But you might be rejecting pain drugs needlessly. Researchers say people who are prescribed opioids during these kinds of cases, and use them as direct, rarely become addicted to them. Itas OK to take them instead of suffering. These drugs do have side effects such as drowsiness, nausea, and constipation. Those problems usually fade as your body gets used to medication. Talk to your doctor about things you can do to help manage some of these side effects. Your doctor should be able to help you decide whether to start taking them and how much you need.


What are hospice and palliative care physicians?

Hospice and palliative medicine physicians have special knowledge and skills to prevent and relieve suffering experienced by patients with life - limiting illnesses. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to address physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both patient and family and provide assistance with medical decision - making. Subspecialty of hospice and palliative medicine represent the medical component of the broad therapeutic model known as palliative care. Subspecialists in this field reduce the burden of life - threatening conditions by supporting the best quality of life throughout the course of illness and by managing factors that contribute to the suffering of patients and patients ' family. Major clinical skills central to subspecialty are effective communication skills and prevention, assessment and management of physical, psychological and spiritual suffering faced by patients with life - limiting conditions and their families. Hospice and palliative medicine is distinguished from other disciplines by: high level of expertise in addressing multidimensional needs of patients with life - threatening illnesses, including practical skill set in symptom control interventions, high level of expertise in both clinical and nonclinical issues relating to advanced illness, dying process and bereavement commitment to interdisciplinary team approach strong focus on good communication and patient and family as unit of care

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What you can expect

Everyone with a serious illness such as cancer can benefit from Palliative Care as part of their treatment plan. Palliative Care includes supportive care managed by your care team, such as relief from symptoms, pain, and stress. In cancer Care, it is meant to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Medicines To control pain, nausea, and other symptoms Help with emotional and spiritual needs Support To help you better understand your disease and diagnosis Assistance with Making Medical decisions Coordination with your other doctors Assurance that all your care needs - physical, emotional, spiritual, and social - are being addrest Sometimes people confuse Palliative Care with hospice Care. Both focus on improving people's quality of life while they are living. But Palliative Care is appropriate at any age and at any stage of serious illness. People can get it throughout illness, including while they are getting active treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses. Hospice care, on the other hand, is given near the end of life, usually when treatment for illness has stopped working. You can get Palliative Care from your regular health Care team, or from Palliative Care specialists. If you have a need that is not being meet, talk to your doctor, nurse, or health care team about incorporating Palliative Care into your treatment.

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