Aside from treating the physical body, offering compassionate care is essential to give patients with life-limiting conditions a good quality of life. This is where both palliative and hospice care come into the picture. Since they are somehow similar in nature, these two fields are often mistaken for each other. But how exactly do palliative and hospice care differ?
What people don’t usually know is that hospice care provides palliative care, which is a method of providing comfort to patients suffering from terminal and non-terminal illnesses. Meanwhile, hospice care, in general, is providing that kind of care at a certain period of time—that is, when it is clear that the disease is untreatable and that the patient is unlikely to survive his or her illness.
Palliative and hospice care make every illness bearable and ease every patient’s suffering as they live out their final days. To learn more about these essential facets of care, check out this creative and detailed infographic below by Cables and Sensors.
I hope it will make your doubt clear between Palliative Care Vs Hospice Care. Thank you.