The focus of palliative care is on symptom management, quality of life and comfort including physical, emotional, spiritual and social support. People can go in and out of palliative care as the need arises and support is also available for family and friends. Lisa Miteff is a palliative care clinical nurse consultant from Maroondah Hospital. She draws on her experiences to explain the services available and how to get the best out of palliative care when it is needed. As part of this session two women living with advanced breast cancer talk about the benefits they have experienced through accessing palliative care services.
Understanding palliative care : a professional and personal perspective
by Miteff, Lisa
BreaCan, Melbourne, Vic, 2005
Categories: Advanced Cancer, Palliative Care
Subjects: Advanced breast cancer, Coping strategies, Palliative care, Quality of life, Wellbeing
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