Palliative and Hospice Care

Palliative and Hospice Care

The word “SANTHAM” means “PEACE” where our major goal is to bring peace in one’s life. The objective here is not to stop the process but to make it as humane as possible and offer our patients a dignified death. A multi disciplinary team of physician, nurses, counsellors and volunteers works together to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family.

“SANTHAM” provides specialized care services (patient care including symptoms management, emotional support, spiritual support and psychological intervention) addressing issues most important to the patients needs and wants at the end of their life focusing on improving the individuals quality of life.

What is Palliative Care?

Specialised medical care for people with any serious or chronic illness aiming to improve the quality of life for the patients as well as their caregivers. Examples of diseases requiring palliative care include cancers, heart failure, and paralysis of any cause. It can be initiated at the time of diagnosis or at any point during the course of illness.

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is provided for patients with advanced or terminal illness which limits their life to less than six months. In such case the aim is to keep the patient as comfortable as possible by avoiding unnecessary tests or treatments. The family is also offered support to fulfil patient’s wishes and to allow natural, peaceful death for their loved ones.

When is it time for Hospice?

  • The patient has a serious health suffering
  • Comfort care and symptom management
  • Curative treatment is no longer the patients choice or option.

“Little by little, we let go of loss, but never of love”

Palliative care works alongside and with in other treatment region. It does not replace other forms of care. It ought to be integrated into existing comprehensive care of different disease programs and should be seen as a part of a continue of care given to everyone with serious health suffering.


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