Why a person’s death should not be painful

Republished with permission from ehospice

“For patients, the experiences of palliative care are those that mark out their life quality. These are activities that are memorable merely for the absence of pain or suffering, but integral to the quality of life experienced. Where we can’t promise painless days, I believe that everyone should able to access good palliative care that they need and if they need it specialist palliative care. Care that includes practical support, from the cinema trips described, to organising a disabled badge or mowing the lawn, can help reduce stress and therefore pain, returning patients to a more comfortable psychological state, which, as I mentioned earlier, can be just as important in decreasing experiences of pain….read more

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