Palliative Care

Palliative Care is the treatment of symptoms where a cure is no longer considered an option, usually when the PATIENT is dying.

Description

Palliative Care is a CLINICAL INTERVENTION.

Palliative Care is the treatment of symptoms where a cure is no longer considered an option, usually when the PATIENT is dying. Some people may live for many years with an incurable disease, and lead a life of good quality with effective Palliative Care.

Palliative Care focuses on controlling pain and other symptoms, improving quality of life for the PATIENT and their family, and meeting social, emotional and spiritual needs.

There are two types of Palliative Care:

For further information on Palliative Care, see the NHS website at: End of life care.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as Palliative

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY references in description Palliative Care
Attribute CLINICAL CARE INTENSITY references in description Palliative Care
Attribute CRITICAL CARE DISCHARGE STATUS references in description Palliative Care
Data Element CRITICAL CARE DISCHARGE STATUS references in description Palliative Care
NHS Business Definition First Definitive Treatment references in description Palliative Care
Data Element HOLISTIC NEEDS ASSESSMENT POINT OF PATHWAY (CANCER) references in description Palliative Care
Attribute HOLISTIC NEEDS ASSESSMENT POINT OF PATHWAY FOR CANCER references in description Palliative Care
NHS Business Definition Hospital Site references in description Palliative Care
Data Element INTENDED CLINICAL CARE INTENSITY CODE references in description Palliative Care
Data Element MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM MEETING TYPE (CANCER) references in description Palliative Care
Attribute MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM MEETING TYPE FOR CANCER references in description Palliative Care
NHS Business Definition Non-specialist Palliative Care references in description Palliative Care
Attribute PALLIATIVE CARE SPECIALIST SEEN INDICATOR references in description Palliative Care
Data Element PALLIATIVE CARE SPECIALIST SEEN INDICATOR (CANCER RECURRENCE) references in description Palliative Care
Attribute PALLIATIVE TREATMENT REASON FOR UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL references in description Palliative Care
Data Element PERSONALISED CARE AND SUPPORT PLANNING POINT OF CANCER PATHWAY references in description Palliative Care
Attribute PERSONALISED CARE AND SUPPORT PLANNING POINT OF CANCER PATHWAY references in description Palliative Care
NHS Business Definition Palliative Care references in description Palliative Care
NHS Business Definition Palliative Care Episode references in description Palliative Care
Data Element SYSTEMIC ANTI-CANCER THERAPY DRUG REGIMEN TREATMENT INTENT references in description Palliative Care
Attribute SYSTEMIC ANTI-CANCER THERAPY DRUG REGIMEN TREATMENT INTENT references in description Palliative Care
NHS Business Definition Specialist Palliative Care references in description Palliative Care