This is a type of care you may get if you have a serious illness. It helps ease or prevent many of the symptoms and side effects caused by your disease and your treatment. It isn't meant to cure your disease, but it improves the quality of your life. And it helps you cope.
This video will provide patients and caregivers an overview of palliative care: what it is, how it interacts with their ongoing care, the holistic interdisciplinary team approach, and how taking advantage of this service can bring comfort, confidence, and strength while living with a serious illness.
This video will help empower patients by explaining 'goals of care' and the importance of developing these goals for one's palliative care treatment. It will teach patients and caregivers the role of family meetings and the importance of open and honest communication and taking into account one's values, wishes, and beliefs in palliative care.
This video will explain to patients the benefits of palliative care to the physical symptoms of their illness and side effects of their treatment: including pain, shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, and insomnia. It will also emphasize that it is important to speak up about one's needs so that patients can get the most out of their palliative care.
This video will explain to patients the connection between dealing with a serious illness and common psychosocial and emotional concerns. The video will explore the impact and management of both conditions like depression, anxiety, delirium, and agitation. It will also stress that the strength that comes from faith can be powerful for some patients living with serious illness.
As part of its ongoing educational efforts to increase the public's understanding of palliative care, CAPC has released a video animation that defines and explains what palliative care is and how it supports people facing serious illness. This video - among the first of its kind on this subject - compares people facing serious illness to a bridge that needs support. While a serious illness may weaken the foundation, the palliative care team provides that necessary layer of support. Major funding for this campaign is provided by the Cambia Health Foundation.
If you or someone you love has reached the end of life, it's time to think about hospice care. This form of care provides comfort and support for a dying person and for their family. Hospice care isn't meant to treat or cure disease. It helps people die peacefully and with dignity.
Chronic pain is a pain that lasts for more than 3 months and can be the result of an injury, illness or side effects from a disease. Watch this video, to learn how to work with your healthcare team to find the best ways to manage your pain and the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression that can go with it.
Watch this video to learn about the medications that can provide relief to those who suffer from chronic pain, the importance of taking these medications only as prescribed, and how to store potentially addictive opioid pain medications safely to avoid any accidental overdose.
Chronic pain can make working, sleeping and socializing with family and friends a challenge, but there are things you can do that can provide relief. Watch this video to learn about how lifestyle changes, such as stress reduction, exercise, healthy eating and getting enough sleep can improve your ability to enjoy everyday activities.
If you have pain that lasts for more than six months, you have "chronic" pain. It's different from the temporary pain you feel when you hurt yourself. With chronic pain, you may not know why you are hurting. Your pain may affect your whole body and your mind, causing problems that ripple through every part of your life. But there is hope. Here are some tips to help you manage chronic pain.
If you're dealing with CRPS, you know how frustrating it can be. You hurt, and you don't know why. You feel like you should have healed by now, and no one can tell you why you aren't getting better. Although there's no cure for CRPS, there are things you can do to get some relief.
People who suffer from chronic pain that lasts longer than 3 months, endure more than just the physical symptoms related to their condition. Being in constant pain can cause you to lose sleep and become stressed or depressed, but there are ways to cope. Watch this video to learn how medication, therapy and the support of family and friends can help.
This is a chronic pain disorder. It affects the muscles and the connective tissue (called the "fascia") that surrounds them. With this syndrome, you may develop sensitive areas on your body called "trigger points." When these places are pressed or stressed, you feel pain. This condition can affect muscles throughout your body.
If you have long lasting muscle pain, myofascial release may help. This therapy targets the layer of tissue that covers your muscles. It's called the "fascia." It can become tight. It can lead to sensitive places called "trigger points." Myofascial release can help relax your fascia to reduce your pain.