Palliative Care covers the care and treatment of people with incurable, life-threatening and / or chronic progressive diseases. It is foresighted, but its focus is on the time when the cure of the disease is considered no longer possible and no longer a primary goal. Patients will be provided with an optimal quality of life that is adapted to their situation until death, and their close caregivers will be adequately supported. Palliative care prevents suffering and complications. It includes medical treatments, nursing interventions as well as psychological, social and spiritual support.
The palliative ward at the Claraspital
The palliative ward at Claraspital has 8 beds. A holistic treatment of patients is sought, i. E. In addition to physical complaints, mental, social and spiritual needs are also respected. Treatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physicians, art therapists, music therapists, counselors, staff members of the psycho-oncology team and physiotherapists, nutritionists and social workers as needed. The staff of the palliative care unit are also available to advise the other departments of the Claraspital.