This week is National Palliative Care week, the aim is to raise the community’s awareness and understanding about palliative care.
It is the treatment a person and their loved ones receive at the end of life. It aims to make a person’s final weeks and days as comfortable as possible as opposed to treating the life limiting illness they are suffering from.
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
The Hunter region is facing critical shortages of the key health professionals required to provide these critical services to our community. We support many prominent Novocastrians’ calls for increased funding for the provision of high quality palliative care services for the Hunter region.
A key agenda item in National Palliative Care week will focus on the need for Australians to plan their end of life care and to talk about their plans with family and health professionals.
We at Catherine Henry Lawyers understand the importance of your final wishes being met and we can assist you to draft legal documents to ensure that you receive the end of life care that reflects your wishes.