Compassionate care is medical and emotional care for patients with terminal illnesses in order to make their life more comfortable when treatment is useless. Compassionate care provides private medical treatment as well as emotional support to help patients cope with the final stage of life.
Compassionate care consists of medical treatment to improve the quality of life of patients with terminal illnesses. Nurses and doctors work to lessen any pain and to make specific symptoms more manageable. They provide medication, oxygen machines or any other medical material needed to care for patients in their homes or chosen hospice locations. In case of a medical crisis, a patient can possibly be transferred to a hospital, but compassionate care focuses on doing everything possible to maintain medical treatment in a patient’s chosen environment.