What is SAPV?
SAPV is the abbreviation for Specialized Outpatient Palliative Care.
We distinguish curative forms of medicine from palliative care, which focuses on pain alleviation in patients who are not expected to recover from their condition. Palliative care treats symptoms such as pain, nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety – and focuses on improving overall quality of life.
Quality of life is considered to be a major factor in a patient’s desire to be treated at home. Surrounded by familiar objects and people – patients feel most comfortable and can harness their internal power and strength.