There is a department of palliative care in the hospital. His staff are trying to alleviate the physical and spiritual suffering of seriously ill people
Professional care over terminally ill patients is a topical issue in the Lviv region. A prolonged round-the-clock burn of a terminally ill person in a place of residence is often a burdensome burden for relatives, because, in addition to physical activity, spiritual and psychological stress is added, and often there is a problem of lack of knowledge and basic skills for the care of patients lying.
In the palliative department, our employees provide professional medical assistance, as well as a priest, social worker and psychologist who are concerned about overcoming the spiritual and psychological challenges that arise not only in the patients of the department, but even in their relatives.
The provision of palliative care is based on the principles of availability, high quality, ethical and humane treatment of the patient and his family members. This involves daily monitoring of a patient's condition and the use of necessary diagnostic and therapeutic methods when changing his condition.
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients with incurable diseases and their family members by preventing and relieving the suffering of a terminally ill person (WHO, 2002). The main goal of palliative care is to support the quality of life in its final stage, to maximize the physical and moral suffering of the patient and his relatives, and to preserve the human dignity of the patient at the end of the earthly life.
Palliative patient is a patient with a limited prognosis of life that suffers from incurable progressive diseases that can not be cured by modern methods and means and are accompanied by severe pain syndrome, severe life-disorder, need medical assistance, care, psychological support and spiritual support.