Embrace Today, Prepare for Tomorrow

The Transformative Power of Palliative Care

Damien Moyles, Deputy Manager/Operations Manager, Regina Eviston, End of Life Care Coordinator, Karen Lovett, Clinical Nurse Coordinator for Children with Life Limiting Illness and Palliative Care, Dr. Martin Boyd, ED Consultant.

Understanding the Future to Enhance the Present—At the Heart of Palliative Care

Palliative Care is more than medical treatment. It’s a comprehensive approach to health that transcends age, diagnosis, and stage of illness. Its aim is to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life for those facing life-limiting conditions and their families.

This Year’s Theme: “Palliative Care: Live Better Today by Preparing for Tomorrow”

This year, our Palliative Care Week campaign takes on a vital message: embracing the reality of our future health enables us to live fuller, more meaningful lives today. Whether it’s for you or a loved one, understanding what tomorrow may hold makes today’s choices clearer, and today’s life richer.

During Palliative Care Week, the End of Life Care Committee at University Hospital Kerry (UHK) is partnering with the Irish Hospice Foundation to introduce the Think Ahead Planning Pack. This valuable resource empowers individuals and their families to plan for the future while maximizing the quality of their current lives.

Why Awareness Matters

Palliative care is not just about treating symptoms; it’s about life planning. By acknowledging future needs, individuals and families can better manage emotional, spiritual, and practical matters today. Healthcare providers also benefit; understanding a patient’s wishes and needs for the future can guide more personalized, effective care now.

This Palliative Care Week, let’s all take a moment to appreciate the importance of living for today while thoughtfully planning for tomorrow. The wisdom to acknowledge the future is the key to enhancing the quality of our present lives.

For more information, visit www.thepalliativehub.com and  https://hospicefoundation.ie/i-need-help/i-want-to-think-ahead/ or reach out to our team.