Family Support

What should you do for Mr Doherty at this time?

Take a moment to consider what you and the multidisciplinary team might do to help Mr Doherty.

Read through the list of options below.  Drag each that you feel is appropriate over in to the correct answer column. Correct responses will turn green, and incorrect, red.

There are six correct suggestions. Can you identify them all?

Objects to move

  • Palliative care is specialist care for all people living with or dying from a terminal condition
  • Palliative care aims to achieve the best possible quality of life for the individual patient, their carers and family
  • Palliative care is provided to people of all ages who have an illness that cannot be cured
  • Palliative care focuses on the needs of patients only
  • Palliative care is provided by many different health professionals
  • Palliative care is only available to people 65 years and over
  • Palliative care neither hastens nor postpones death
  • Palliative care integrates the physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of care
  • The focus of palliative care is only on providing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms so that people are comfortable as they are dying
  • Palliative care offers a support system to help people live as actively as possible until death
  • Palliative care is appropriate at the end stage of a terminal illness, in order to hasten death
  • Palliative care offers a support system to help the family cope during the personís illness and during their bereavement

Correct Answers