When is the right time for palliative care?

It is never too early to start palliative care. In fact, palliative care occurs at the same time as all other treatments for your illness and does not depend upon the course of your disease. Palliative Care planning does not have to take long or be difficult. Consider the following questions when planning:

  • What do I understand about my illness and treatment?
  • What resources and programs are available to provide me or my family support?
  • What are the most important goals of treatment now and in the future?

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1. What is palliative care?
2. Why is palliative care important?
3. Who is palliative care for?
4. How do I know if palliative care is what I need?
5. Why should I get palliative care?
6. When is the right time for palliative care?
7. Where do I go for palliative care?
8. Who pays for palliative care?
9. Who will give palliative care to me or my loved one?
10. What is the difference between palliative care and hospice care?
11. Still have questions about palliative care?