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.