According to the World Health Organization, Palliative Care is an approach that aims at improving the quality of patients’ life with a threatening disease and in addition improving their family’s life.
It is the prevention and relief from the “suffering”, which is accomplished with the early recognition of pain and the other organic, psychosocial and mental problems. For the EAPC (European Association of Palliative Care), the Palliative Care promotes the value of life and considers the passage towards death as a natural process, with no intention of either increasing the possibility of death or delaying it, setting as a goal the best possible quality of life, to the last moments of the patient’s life. On these principles and with an interdisciplinary approach, Euromedica-Αrogi is addressed to patients in the final stages who suffer from heavy and progressively deteriorating diseases or conditions as well as disastrous injuries some of which are likely to become fatal for life, such as:
- Neoplastic diseases
- Heavy lung disorder
- Heavy heart failure
- Chronic renal impairment
- Neurologic and neuromuscular diseases (paraplegia, quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia)
- Rheumatic and autoimmune diseases etc
In Euromedica-Arogi, according to the patient’s need, the palliative care for patients of the final stage is the project of the head Internist and of an interdisciplinary team with the following specialties:
- Anesthesiologist (Pain Clinic)
- Social Worker
The department of Palliative Care in Euromedica-Arogi offers the most substantive part of care, the individual treatment of the patient.