Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (#WHPCD19).
The theme this year is: My care, my right.
What is Hospice and Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a fundamental part of healthcare – and a human right. It is about relieving suffering and pain at any point in a patient’s diagnosis from a life-limiting illness. When a patient and family receive palliative care services, the aim is to improve their quality of life, regardless of their age or stage of the disease.