Nurses and doctors along with trained volunteer assisted with
“ Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. ”
(World Health Organization 2002 / Appendix 1)
Palliative care for children represents a special, albeit closely related field to adult palliative care. WHO’s definition of palliative care appropriate for children and their families is as follows; the principles apply to other paediatric chronic disorders (WHO; 1998a):
In fact Hospice care or palliative care is just good medical care which can be offered early in the course of illness (cancer or non-cancer), in conjunction with other therapies where the aims are to cure or control the illness.