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What is palliative care?

Hvad er palliativ pleje?

Have you and your loved one tried to find an answer to: What is palliative care?

There are many elements in this form of nursing care and therefore we have collected the basic values and focus areas within palliative care in this article.

Here you can read more about what palliative care is, what it entails and for whom palliative care is relevant. If you or your loved one have further questions about treatment, needs or wishes, you are always welcome to contact us.

Palliative care - a valuable support in a difficult time

Palliative care can be a decisive part in difficult and challenging disease processes. Most often, palliative care is offered to patients facing complex and challenging illnesses or patients who are in the last part of life.

This type of care focuses on alleviating symptoms, alleviating suffering, and improving the quality of life for patients facing serious illnesses, whether they are curable or not.

There is therefore no conclusion for whom palliative care is most relevant. If you or your loved one is facing a long illness, palliative care can be a relevant form of care that contributes to an improved and more gentle experience of the illness.

What is palliative care? An increased focus on humane patient care

When you ask the question: “What is palliative care?” it is essential to understand the basic principles of the nursing approach. It can be adapted individually based on the patient’s wishes and needs, but most often there is a common basis and set of values.

In recent years, there has been a significant focus on the human aspect of patient care. This means that there is a greater focus on quality of life and dignity, alongside traditional nursing, and care.

The increased focus thus implies greater attention to the patient’s emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, in addition to simply treating the patient’s physical symptoms.

Being able to handle the patient’s basic needs, fears, anxiety, hopes and wishes for the future can contribute to an improvement in the patient’s well-being. This also involves respecting individual values, cultural background, and personal preferences in relation to the individual care plan.

A holistic approach to nursing can contribute to a deeper connection and trust between the patient, relatives and the nurses who are attached.

Step-by-step explanation of Palliative Care

At Privat Sygeplejerske ApS, we want to provide an understandable perspective of palliative care. Therefore, we have prepared a step-by-step explanation of what palliative care is.

1. Symptom relief: Palliative care often begins with a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s symptoms and needs.

This can be, for example, pain, shortness of breath, nausea, anxiety, and depression.

2. Holistic care: Our private nurses work closely with other relevant professionals. This can be the patient’s affiliated doctors or the like.

This ensures that we can provide comprehensive, humane, and professional care that considers both the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being of the patient and the relatives.

3. Quality of life: The purpose of palliative care is to improve the patient’s quality of life through focused symptom treatment and support for decision-making.

Giving both the patient and the relatives the opportunity to deal with the emotional and spiritual challenge of the disease creates space for acceptance and respect.

Below you can read about other key elements in palliative care:

Decision support: Palliative care involves support for the patient and relatives. In a difficult and challenging course of illness, there can be many practical things to deal with and big decisions to be made.

Our private nurses can support the patient by providing information on various treatment options, help with advanced planning, practical tasks at home or accompanying arrangements for doctor visits.

Support for relatives: Palliative care also focuses on the support for relatives during the entire course of the illness. This may include, among other things, emotional support, practical help, and advice.

End of life: End of life can be unpredictable, difficult, frightening and very vulnerable for both the patient and relatives. Therefore, palliative care also involves help and support to deal with fear of death.

In addition, palliative care ensures a dignified and comfortable death, where the patient is surrounded by loved ones.

Private Nurse ApS - a helping hand in a vulnerable time

Privat Sygeplejerske ApS is a nursing agency that understands and appreciates the importance of palliative care. Through our dedicated and experienced teams of private nurses, we offer a range of private nursing services that include palliative care and other types of specialized care.

Among other things, we offer private nursing care for people with dementia, patients with Parkinson or the elderly who want to remain in their own home. This can, for example, involve 24-hour care, both day and night to ensure a stable and manageable everyday life.

What is palliative care at Privat Sygeplejerske ApS?

At Privat Sygeplejerske ApS, we understand that each patient is unique, and therefore we offer an individual plan for the course of palliative care. In collaboration with our skilled private nurses, the individual care plan is adapted to the individual patient’s needs and wishes.

Palliative care at Privat Sygeplejerske ApS is just one of the many private nursing services that we offer. With many years of experience in humanitarian and professional nursing, our private nurses have gained a deep understanding of the complexities of palliative care.

Privat Sygeplejerske ApS is a recognized nursing agency with specialized nurses in many areas of nursing. We offer a long-term nursing care service, including dementia care, help for the elderly in their own home, terminal care and private nursing care for Parkinson patients.

Palliative care is often part of our nursing care, as it contributes in many ways to an increased quality of life for the patient. This applies regardless of whether the patient is in a terminal phase or simply going through a long-term course of illness.

Our teams of private nurses work closely with both the patient and the next of kin to ensure that their needs and wishes are prioritized and met in a respectful and sensitive manner.

Find us throughout the country

At Privat Sygeplejerske ApS we offer palliative care throughout Denmark. This also means that you can choose private nursing care in Copenhagen or private nursing care in Holte if you live in the North Zealand area. You can also choose private nursing care in Jutland, such as private nursing care in Aarhus or private nursing care in Vejle.

If you or your loved one lives on Funen, we also offer, for example, private nursing care in Odense or private nursing care in Svendborg.

No matter where you or your loved one lives in the country, we have skilled and dedicated teams of private nurses who are ready to help. Maybe it’s not palliative care you need. We are also available if you or your loved ones need help with rehabilitation or 24-hour care for an elderly family member.

You or your loved one are encouraged to get in touch

If you or your loved one has a desire or need for palliative care, or another nursing service, we encourage you to contact us today. At Privat Sygeplejerske ApS, we are available if you have any questions or simply want a non-binding interview.

Our teams of private nurses will be helpful in preparing an individual care plan that meets personal wishes and preferences.

Private nursing is not just a service. It is a valuable service and support for patients and relatives who need an extra hand during a difficult time characterized by illness and emotional challenges.

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