Palliative FAQs

Is Palliative Care right for me?

Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. It is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with your other doctors to provide an extra layer of support.

 

Palliative care helps people with a serious illness feel better – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It focuses on improving the quality of life at any stage of an illness and can be offered along with curative treatment.

Palliative Care begins with an honest conversation about your needs and goals. Some of the needs that can be addressed are:

Managing other symptoms, including shortness of breath, loss of appetite, constipation, sleeping problems and many more
Having had multiple trips to the emergency room in the last 6 months
Reducing stress and anxiety
Spiritual care
Managing pain to the patient's desired level
Needing assistance in understanding your medical treatment options
Care education and support for family members
Coordination of care with your doctors
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