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Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

The quality of life among women with ovarian cancer can be preserved with patient-centric palliative care. A study has shown that palliative care can improve the quality of life of the patients and their families. They provide them with pain and symptom relief, psychosocial support through their journey of treatment.

Palliative care is often provided by specially-trained doctors, nurses, social workers and others who work alongside other doctors to give an extra layer of support. A study published in BMC Cancer has shown that palliative care can advise on the right possible treatment as per the condition and can also conduct counselling of the patient and the family to overcome stress and anxiety. This study (2019) has shown that palliative care also provides spiritual and emotional support to help patients communicate and live better with friends and family.

The World Health Organization (WHO) website describes palliative care as an approach that ‘addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms’ and ‘offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death’. Another study has shown that early integration of palliative in the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer can improve the quality of life of the patients and prolong life too in some of the cases. However, palliative care is still uncommon among people with ovarian cancer due to lack of awareness and identification of psychiatric symptoms, an absence of support available or offered, lack of evidence around effective treatments, stigma, and patient preference.

Despite these challenges, palliative care is a promising solution to improve the quality of life among people with ovarian cancer. Further studies can shed light on the scenario of palliative care among Indians dealing with ovarian cancer.

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Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

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Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

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Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

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Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

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Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

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Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

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Palliative care, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), "addresses suffering beyond physical symptoms" and "provides a support system," allowing patients to "live as actively as feasible until death." This method offers patients psychosocial support throughout their treatment journey, in addition to relieving pain and symptoms. Palliative care is often delivered by medical professionals, nurses, and social workers with specialized training.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Dr. Saumya Saluja

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Aditi Gangal
Aditi Gangal
A science graduate by education and a content writer by profession, Aditi is responsible for research and analysis of medical content.
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