Palliative care is for the soul and for the living.


The goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering and provide the best possible quality of life for people facing the pain, symptoms and stresses of serious illness. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of an illness, and can be provided along with treatments that are meant to cure you. Source http://www.getpalliativecare.org/

I came across the power of palliative care when I was working in a hospital. I often thought why now and why not before when a family and their loved one could have really prepared themselves.

It really hit hard though when I wrote about my brother in law Joe, in my blog: https://hrmexplorer.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/from-chains-to-spiritual-liberation-a-heros-story/

Often palliative care is introduced into a person’s life far too late in their life. If only, this gift helped folks live a better life for a little longer than their last few months or days or hours.

Gifts like this need to be shared much earlier.

You see, we all need this, all of the time, and we need it now. We need it while we still have a life to lead.

I see too many people suffering without any support system. Where is the help they need?

What a better life they would have had if only…

In memory of Joe and the great work of those who serve in the world of palliative care.

 

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About HRMexplorer

Managing Director - Human Capital Europe and USA - My ability is to recognize ingrained assumptions and patterns of operation that aren’t productive, and offer practical, cost-effective and value-based solutions.

Posted on June 8, 2011, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. check out http://www.lavendertouch.co.uk .it is a wonderful charity that provides aromatherapy for patients receiving palliative care in the Scottish Borders ,
    Their only way of funding is by public donation and by fundraising them selves .
    The staff at my work wore something lavender for a day last month we each payed £1 to take part a lot of other local businesses also took part .

    If very one does something like that it goes a long way to helping someone else .

    we have at Rotary raised over £1,500 last year for them by holding a concert where the Borders Big Band played .
    It is a very well supported charity as it a local charity for local people . maybe it may be worth while trying to start something similar where you are

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