About Us > What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care provides an extra layer of support for patients, their families and caregivers at every step of a patient’s life-limiting disease (such as cancer, organ failure, and HIV/AIDS or progressive neurological disorders). The palliative care clinical team will explore the patients’ goals and help the patient to understand their treatment options. Their aim is to ease distress while remaining mindful of patient and family needs values, beliefs, and culture.
At Hospis Malaysia, the interdisciplinary clinical team includes palliative care doctors, nurses, a pharmacist and an occupational therapist. The team work closely together throughout the course of care to find effective solutions to address the needs of the patient. Helping patients live with dignity is a central practice of palliative care.
Learn more about the individual aspects of palliative care by downloading any of the following brochures: