Short Article - Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry (2019) Volume 3, Issue 2
Advocacy for Financial Support in Palliative Care
At national level in Romania, but also at international level, palliative care needs financial support to support the existing activity and developed according to the needs of patients in each country.
Although it is a medical segment of vital importance to every people, in practice palliative care would need permanent support.
The patients' families say how difficult it was for them during this period when a family member needed palliative care, how much they were affected and that without the support of palliative care specialists they could not have overcome this stage of their life.
In every country there are fruit or vegetable farms, and sometimes these products are not sold, they break down, while palliative care services need this type of product.
There are large oil and financial companies, hotels, restaurants and companies that could help support palliative care. Some large companies are already involved, but choose the palliative care institutions / services they want to support, while another is not yet involved in this area.
This fact led me to propose the change of legislation at the international level in the financial field for those who support palliative care services in a country, benefiting from tax exemptions or tax facilities in addition to the amount it offers in the form of cash sponsorship or products.
The involvement of companies that currently have money is not at the level needed for palliative care, but the state's provision of certain fiscal / financial facilities can turn the current situation into a key, innovative solution to support care. palliative.
State institutions that provide settlement of palliative care services can not provide funding at the level required for this type of activity, but the involvement of state and private companies in the financial support of this sector would significantly contribute to providing quality palliative care services. and their development.
Palliative care ensures the control of pain and symptoms of patients with chronic diseases for which healing is no longer possible, can we imagine how much physical and emotional suffering these patients have, but also their families? We all have the right to health care, the right to life, and I would like to say that palliative care is an important part of a patient's life. It is important how a family member separates from us, we would all like to be without suffering, in decent conditions, not to be alone when the suffering is very great.
I have 14 years of experience in palliative care and I would like to tell you about a case I found out about at an international training course in palliative care in my first year of activity: a participant told how an oncology patient had some pain so severe before the end of his life that he tore all his hair out of his head even though he had received pain control treatment.Author(s): Adriana Caruntu