What is palliative care?

palliative care improves quality of life

Palliative care is an approach that focuses on relieving symptoms and other concerns identified by you and your family.  

Research tells us that people who have better control of their symptoms often report a better quality of life.

Palliative care can be provided at any point of an illness, regardless of stage.  The care can be given from the time of diagnosis, during treatment and through to the end of life. Palliative care is not just end of life care, but does include planning and support for that time.

You can learn more about palliative care by using the related resources on the right side of this page.