Both hospice and palliative care prove that health care goes beyond the physical body. In order to achieve overall health and wellness, you also need to tap into the other aspects that make humans—the mind and soul. With hospice and palliative care, people can take control of their lives despite the consequences.
Palliative care shares a common goal with hospice—which is to provide comfort and improve the patient’s quality of life in times of illness. During these times, the patient will receive symptom-relief medications and continuous monitoring, perhaps with a reliable pulse sensor meter. Emotional, social, and spiritual support is also provided. Palliative care can be given early on in the disease simultaneously with other therapies and treatments.
In the following infographic, learn more about how hospice care differs from palliative care.