Early palliative care

Importance of quality of life in palliative care

This concept is used in medical evaluations as a measure of well-being, it is a subjective perception of the person’s conditions, always considering their physical, mental, social, spiritual, and emotional health.

Measuring the quality of life of cancer patients at different stages of their disease should be considered a fundamental clinical measure.

Currently, success or failure indicators of therapeutic interventions are not summarized in response rates, survival, disease-free interval, or mortality rates.

The purpose of palliative care is to provide the best symptom control as well as psychological and spiritual support to improve quality of life.

Provided by a trained and certified medical team who work together with the treating physician and other specialties based on the patient’s clinical needs and not the prognosis.

Palliative care is adapted to any age and stage of chronic illness; they work together with life-extending treatments.

Palliative Care Service

ABC Medical Center has designed palliative care packages with the goal of providing comfort therapy to patients, both adults and children, with chronic and terminal illnesses. This service offers comprehensive symptom management at fixed costs, including fees for palliative care specialists. The packages include hospitalization, physical rehabilitation therapy, and daily medical fees.

What influences the quality of life?

  1. Disease state.
  2. Information about your condition and treatments according to the disease.
  3. Where they are or will be treated.
  4. Treatment’s side effects.

What is palliative care?

  • It aims to achieve and maintain an optimal level of pain control and associated symptoms.
  • Affirms life and understands death as a normal process, it does not rush or postpone death, and it should not shorten life prematurely.
  • They integrate psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care.
  • They offer a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until their time of death.
  • It helps the family deal with illness and grief.
  • It seeks to improve the quality of life.
  • It is applicable in the initial period of the disease and together with its modifications and with life-extending therapies.
  • It requires teamwork.

Universal Health System

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that a country can consider its health system as universal only when it includes palliative care.

Universal Health System

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that a country can consider its health system as universal only when it includes palliative care.

When to apply it?

Its recognition is IMPORTANT to adapt therapeutic objectives.

A period in the patient’s life in which they identify:

  • Change in the clinical trajectory of their disease.
  • Accelerated clinical worsening.
  • Decreased symptom-free intervals.
  • Increase in hospital admissions.
  • Absence of response to escalation of treatments or repeated relapse of its baseline process.
Therapeutic objectives should be adapted when going down a “step”.

Our Locations

At ABC Medical Center, we are prepared to serve you in out two Campuses 24/24h, 7 days a week.

Campus Observatorio

Sur 136 No. 116, Col. Las Américas,
Álvaro Obregón, 01120, Cd. de México.

Tel. 55 5230 8000

Campus Santa Fe

Av. Carlos Graef Fernández 154, Col. Santa Fe, Cuajimalpa, 05300, Cd. de México.

Tel. 55 1103 1600