Palliative Therapy for Terminal illnesses
Terminal care is that care a patient is given in the end stages of disease before death. Terminal and palliative care services are important to the family physician, because most patients want to die at home. Therefore most patients arrived at this stage refuse admission or if admitted to hospital discharge request.
The most common diseases that reach irreversible phase are :-
a. Pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary failure
b. Heart failure
c. Liver cirrhosis
d. Chronic renal failure
e. Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, demented
f. Lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, lymphoma, etc.