End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life. End of life care should help you to live as well as possible until you die and to die with dignity.
End of life care includes palliative care. If you have an illness that cannot be cured, palliative care makes you as comfortable as possible, by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms. It also involves psychological, social and spiritual support for you and your family or carers. This is called a holistic approach, because it deals with you as a ‘whole’ person, not just your illness and symptoms.
The Mid and South Essex Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Team develop resources to help clinicians (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc.) to support people requiring palliative care. If you would like more information on the resources that the Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Team produce, please contact [email protected]
The information on this page is taken from the NHS website