Pain & Palliative Care

Overview

Pain and Palliative Care Management is a specialized medical approach focused on improving the quality of life and providing comprehensive care to individuals facing serious or life-limiting illnesses, especially when pain and other distressing symptoms are involved. The primary goal of palliative care is to alleviate suffering, enhance comfort, and support patients and their families in coping with the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges that come with serious illnesses.

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Holistic Support and Symptom Management

Holistic Approach

Palliative care takes a holistic approach, considering not only the physical symptoms but also the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient. It aims to provide a well-rounded support system.

Symptom Management

Palliative care extends beyond pain control to address other distressing symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, fatigue, and depression. Managing these symptoms can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life.

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KIDNEY TRASPLANTATION

Evaluation and selection of suitable kidney donors and recipients. Pre-transplant assessments and compatibility testing. Living donor and deceased donor transplant procedures. Minimally invasive laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.

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TRANSPLANT SURGERY AND CARE

Advanced surgical techniques for kidney transplantation. Robotic-assisted and laparoscopic procedures. Post-transplant monitoring and follow-up care.

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RENAL TRANSPLANT EVALUTION AND WORKUP

Comprehensive medical and surgical evaluations for potential transplant candidates. Diagnostic testing, including blood work, imaging, and biopsies. Evaluation of transplant suitability and consideration of alternative treatments.

Compassionate Support

Advance Care Planning  Palliative care often involves discussions about advance care planning, which includes documenting a patient’s preferences regarding end-of-life care, resuscitation, and other critical decisions.

Psychosocial Support  Palliative care teams include professionals such as social workers, psychologists, and counselors who provide emotional and psychological support to patients and their families. Coping with a serious illness can be emotionally challenging, and these professionals help individuals navigate these difficulties.

Spiritual Care  Recognizing the spiritual needs of patients, palliative care often involves spiritual or religious support. Chaplains or spiritual counselors may be part of the care team to provide guidance and comfort in accordance with the patient’s beliefs.

End-of-Life Care  When a patient’s condition deteriorates to the point where curative treatment is no longer an option, palliative care transitions into end-of-life care. This phase focuses on ensuring comfort and dignity for the patient during their final days.

Family Support  Palliative care also extends support to the patient’s family members, who may be experiencing stress and grief. This support can include counseling, education about the patient’s condition, and assistance in navigating the healthcare system.

Supporting Families, Enhancing Lives

Family and Caregiver Support

Palliative care extends support to family members and caregivers who are also affected by the patient’s illness, providing education and resources to help them in their roles.

Pain and palliative care management is a holistic and patient-centered approach, aiming to enhance the overall quality of life for patients facing serious illnesses. It emphasizes not only physical comfort but also emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being, ensuring that patients receive personalized care tailored to their unique needs and values.

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Dr. SHERY ANGEL RAJKUMAR

MBBS.,MS(OBG)FMAS

 
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