Palliative Care

What is palliative care?

The purpose of palliative care is to help a person with a terminal illness (and their family), to live the rest of their life as fully and as comfortably as possible. In addition to symptom management, palliative care addresses the psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and their family(1).

Palliative care can be provided at any stage of a serious illness and is intended to complement the patient’s primary treatment by managing symptoms such as pain, nausea, fatigue, and anxiety.

Does palliative care replace other treatments?

Palliative care does not mean the end of existing treatments. For example, if you are receiving treatment for cancer, you can receive palliative care at the same time, although you may choose to stop existing treatments(2). 

Are there alternative treatment options for palliative care?

If you or a loved one are in palliative care and have tried other medications and pain management methods that haven’t worked, we encourage you to seek medical advice and speak with one of our experienced practitioners. After assessing medical history, current treatments and symptoms, our practitioners will determine if plant based and endocannabinoid treatments are a suitable treatment option.


To make an appointment with one of our practitioners, click here to book online or call our friendly patient care team on 1300 508 888, who will work with you to find a suitable time for an appointment.

We are authentic, affordable and have a highly trained team of doctors and nurse practitioners who put patients’ needs first. Our practitioners only recommend treatment options that are suitable for each patients’ individual situation.

  1. Palliative Care Australia – What is Palliative Care? 
  2. Better Health VIC – End of life and palliative care explained.

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Our Women's Health Medical Expert

Kathleen Kuntz, MSN/NP

University of Pennsylvania BSN/MSN Nursing 2002 
Australia – AHPRA Registered Nurse with Nurse Practitioner
Specialisation in Obstetrics/Gynaecology/Sexual Health

Kathleen is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with a proven track record of assisting clients in finding relief through alternative plant based medications.

With over 25 years experience in women’s health, Kathleen has extensive experience in looking after female veterans who experience chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD and related insomnia (at unacceptably high rates); women experiencing chronic pain associated with endometriosis or other chronic pelvic pain syndromes; sexual health, vulvovaginal pain, pain with intercourse, and pain related to menopause.

After experiencing the positive effects plant based medicine had on patients in the USA, Kathleen undertook the training/education to become a certified cannabis prescriber. After moving to Canberra from the USA, Kathleen became an authorised prescriber in Australia. 

Kathleen is driven by her passion to help patients on their healthcare journey through alternative medication.