Integrative Palliative Care Consultation
This consultation is to empower and bring quality of life to individuals who have serious diseases like cancer, severe dementia, physical and mental disability. It will address
Integrative Palliative Care
What is Integrative Palliative Care?
Palliative care is defined by the World Health Organization as, "an approach that improves
Physical symptom management using an integrative holistic approach
Emotional support to address depression, anxiety and emotional distress
Addressing social and spiritual aspects of care.
Education and involvement of care givers
Duration: 90 minutes
At Functional Holistic Healing, we develop a personalized treatment and comfort plan that integrates the conventional care with integrative palliative care. We work with primary care physicians, geriatricians and specialists to help patients use evidence based natural, safe and gentle modes of healing such as nutrition, mind body techniques and aromatherapy to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.
Home visits available for Delaware, Chester and Bucks County.
About Dr. Nadia Ali
Dr. Nadia Ali leads the program of Integrative Palliative Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She has completed a mini-fellowship in Geriatrics from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
She has expertise in integrative palliative care for treatment of symptoms related to terminal illness such as depression, anxiety, stress, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, pain, lymphedema, fatigue and weight loss. In addition, she focuses on prevention of complications related to the terminal illness.
quality of life for 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 assessment and treatment of problems, including physical, psychosocial, and spiritual".
Individuals undergoing a terminal illness face physical, emotional, social and spiritual distress. Palliative Care requires a multidisciplinary approach that alleviates symptoms, enhances comfort and improve the quality of their lives. It is also a challenging time for the caregivers who need support, help and guidance.
Integrative Palliative Care provides an evidence based approach that facilitates and guides the patients and their caregivers to identify and integrate complementary and alternative treatments that can empowers them to improve their quality of life as well as control their symptoms. It provides patients with more control over their symptoms. It recognizes and addresses physical, mental, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of care.
An important aspect of Integrative Palliative Care is the education and involvement of members of family in helping the patient make the necessary changes to improve their quality of life.