What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses throughout all stages of their illness and treatment. We offer expertise in treating symptoms such as pain, fatigue, breathing difficulty, and anxiety. In addition to treating distressing physical symptoms, our interdisciplinary team, made up of doctors, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, addresses the psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Palliative Care is appropriate at many stages of life. To learn more about palliative care at end of life, please see the full list of Our Services.
Our Palliative Care team offers:
- Guidance with complex treatment choices
- Pain and symptom management
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Help in navigating the healthcare system
- Help with:
- advanced directives and goals of care
- code status
Our goal is to enhance the quality of the patient’s life and relieve suffering. We offer support for both patients and their families in navigating the healthcare system.
We work with our patients to improve the ability to tolerate medical treatments in the hospital and help in understanding treatment options/goals of care. Our team seeks to relieves symptoms such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty sleeping