Palliative care is a form of health-care that assists patients with life-limiting illnesses. It is a multidisciplinary care approach that focuses on providing relief from symptoms, pain, physical and mental stress.
There are certain protocols in place on the rare occasion we experience abuse within care. Alberta has created the Protection for Persons in Care Act and Policies for abuse in the workplace.
If you or a loved one is ever faced with deteriorating health conditions, it is important to keep honest and open communication with your health provider. Things can go wrong when issues are avoided or left on the back burner. Read our tips for keeping open communication with your health care providers and how to avoid conflict.