The Center For Cancer & Blood Disorders - Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Meet our Palliative Care Physician

Dr. Morvarid “Mo” Rezaie graduated medical school in 2006 from the University Of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2009, she completed her Internal Medicine residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and served as Chief Resident during her final year. An important part of her practice belief is prevention and being a good role model for her patients in leading a healthy lifestyle. During her free time, she enjoys watching sports, playing tennis, travelling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

Palliative care:

  • Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
  • Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;
  • Intends neither to hasten or postpone death;
  • Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
  • Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
  • Offers a support system to help the family cope during the patients illness and in their own bereavement;
  • Uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counseling, if indicated;
  • Will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness;
  • Is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.

What is difference between palliative care and hospice care?

Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness.

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