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Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care?

Medical Subspecialty
Offers an extra layer of care to patients dealing with serious illness

Team Based Approach
Works together with the patient’s other providers
Customizes the treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each patient
Provides clinical, social, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and their families

Focus on Relief of Symptoms and Stress of Serious Illness
Focuses on providing relief from pain and other uncontrolled symptoms
Assists with complex decision-making and establishing goals of care
Supports patients seeking curative measures or focusing on end-of-life goals

For Patients and Loved Ones
Goal is to relieve suffering and provide the best quality of life for patients and their families

For All stages of Serious Illness
Appropriate at any stage of a serious illness

When to consider Palliative Care:

  • If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with a serious illness and need help determining treatment goals
  • Experiencing ongoing illness related symptoms
  • Have emotional or spiritual concerns regarding your illness
  • Have been in the hospital for over 7 days with no improvement
  • Would benefit from end-of-life decision-making and planning