From advance care planning to patient and family support to symptom management, our team of specialists in palliative care work collaboratively to assist you and your family through challenging situations. We are available for consultations with patients, families and providers in both inpatient and outpatient situations. Our services include:
Advance care planning is the process of planning ahead for medical care in the event you are unable to communicate your wishes to your family and health care providers. Learn more about Advance Care Planning.
This is a stressful time for many family members. We provide spiritual and emotional counseling to help people cope with family dynamics. We can also help with communication when there are cultural or ethical challenges.
Our team is able to provide a plan that will help manage advanced symptoms for patients facing life-threatening illnesses or injury.
Physicians may ask the Palliative Care team to visit with you while you are a patient in the hospital. The palliative care team is called to help patients with pain and symptom management, to assist with understanding the goals of your care, to provide patient and family support, to assist with advance care planning for patients who have a life-threatening condition, and to give hospice information or arrange these services when needed. The palliative care team assists with these services even while patients are still receiving the routine care that is provided by their primary care team.
Physicians may request that patients be seen in the Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic for symptom management, hospice information, or goals of care discussions. Patients that were seen by the palliative care team in the hospital may receive follow up consultations in the outpatient palliative care clinic as well. Contact us to set up an appointment
For patients needing aggressive symptom management support, who are awaiting a transition to comfort-focused care outside the hospital, or who do not have the needed end-of-life care options outside the hospital, the Palliative Care team runs an inpatient unit to provide these necessary services.