What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care focuses on expert assessment and management of pain and other symptoms, assessment and support of caregiver needs, and coordination of care. Palliative care attends to the physical, functional, psychological, practical, and spiritual consequences of a serious illness. It is a person- and family-centered approach to care, providing people living with serious illness relief from the symptoms and stress of an illness. Through early integration into the care plan for the seriously ill, palliative care improves quality of life for the patient and the family.
Palliative Care in Wyoming
More information about the Wyoming Palliative Care Council can be found here: https://sites.google.com/wyo.gov/wypalliativecarecouncil/home