Understanding Palliative Care
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.
Chronic Pain Management
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. Patients need to work with their healthcare team to find the best way to manage their pain and the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression that can go with it.
Chronic pain sufferers can be helped by a variety of measures including medications, therapy and lifestyle changes. You should work with your healthcare provider to find the best combination of these to create a treatment plan for your chronic pain.
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for 3 months or longer, often causing muscle tension, loss of sleep, anxiety or depression that can worsen the level of pain. A chronic pain treatment plan can provide relief from these symptoms so a person can function better in their daily activities.
There are medications that can provide relief to people who suffer from chronic pain. It's important to take these medications only as prescribed and to be aware of any possible side effects. It's also important 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. Learn about how lifestyle changes, such as stress reduction, exercise, healthy eating and getting enough sleep can improve your ability to enjoy everyday activities.
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. This video will discuss how medication, therapy and the support of family and friends can help.
Chronic pain is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Those suffering from pain have a diminished ability to concentrate, do their jobs, exercise, socialize and perform daily tasks or even sleep. "Managing Chronic Pain" helps teach patients how to manage their pain and regain control of their lives.