Palliative care services are for patients with any type of serious or life-threatening illness. It aims to relieve suffering and reduce the effects of illness experienced by a patient and family throughout the course of illness. Specialists in palliative care work as a team to manage symptoms and provide psychosocial and spiritual support to the patient and family, while helping to navigate medical choices.
Continuity of Care
Palliative care services are offered through inpatient consultation and our outpatient practice. Our team can work with you to establish a plan of care that extends beyond the hospital and evolves as your illness changes.
What does Palliative Care involve?
The Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics offers:
- Medical treatments to reduce pain and other troubling symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
- Support for patients and their family members.
- Help in developing a plan of care to optimize quality of life.
- Advance care planning, such as a living will and health care proxy, to make sure that your family and doctors know your wishes about medical care.
- Assistance with finding community resources to support you during your illness.
Treatment and Support from:
- Physicians Board Certified in Palliative Medicine
- Nurse Practitioners trained in Palliative Care
- Social Workers trained in Palliative Care
- Hospital Chaplaincy