BHIVA Standards of Care for People Living with HIV

7. HIV across the life course

7d. Palliative care

Palliative care is a core component of any health service, ensuring that we optimise quality of life and relieve distress in the face of serious, advanced illness. There is never ‘nothing we can do’ – palliative care ensures that the individual and their family are supported, receive appropriate care that meets their needs and preferences, and do not experience unnecessary suffering.

Standard 7 - HIV across the life course