Pain management in healthcare primarily revolves around alleviating pain, ranging from simple to complex chronic conditions. Usually, general healthcare practitioners are sufficient for regular essential pain relief, but specialized pain medicine practitioners are needed in case of complex chronic conditions. It provides a multidisciplinary approach towards a better quality of life, acute or chronic.
Palliative care is primarily provided to enhance the quality of life of individuals suffering from severe or life-threatening diseases like cancer. In patient-centered healthcare, palliative care addresses psychological, physical, spiritual, and social suffering. To meet sustainable development and attain global health coverage, countries must comply to improve palliative care.WHO is aiding integration into the healthcare system through assessment tools, primary healthcare, and international collaborations.