安寧緩和醫療的定義• WHO definition (1990) – The active total care of those patients whose disease is not responsive to curative therapy. – Control of pain, and of other symptoms, and of psychological and spiritual problems, is paramount. – The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best quality of life for the patients and their families. – Many aspects of palliative care are also applicable earlier in the course of the illness in conjunction with anticancer treatment.
安寧緩和醫療的定義• WHO definition (2002) – An approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life- threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychological and spiritual.
緩和醫療是全程的支持系統治癒性治療（Curative treatment） Hospice Palliative Care Presentation 6m Death 改善症狀、生活品質 哀傷（Bereavement）輔導