The need to provide palliative care for patients and their families is key to alleviating their pain and suffering as well as preserving the possibility of a dignified end to their earthly journey. The lack of focus on the part of the legislator for the adoption of a comprehensive regulatory framework, which includes the forms, methods, and ways of providing and financing palliative treatment and care for terminally ill patients, creates a feeling of absence of the state and provokes patients and their families themselves to seek support and help to alleviate pain and suffering.
The purpose of the present analysis is to present the existing regulatory framework, based on which palliative treatment and care are provided in the Republic of Bulgaria. To summarize the comprehensiveness of the normative definition as well as make relevant recommendations for optimization of the regulation in view of the gaps found in it. Read the full article here.