Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Palliative Care

The palliative care team works closely with your physician to provide support and resources for patients and families managing the path of a difficult illness. The team usually includes a trained physician, nurse, social worker, case manager, chaplain, dietician and rehabilitation therapist, all who provide assistance for:

  • Physical symptoms of an illness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Counseling and decisions related to treatment plans and goals of care
  • Advanced care planning such as living wills or advanced directives
  • Coordination of care to rehab or extended care facilities, home care of hospice, and grief counseling and bereavement support

For additional information on palliative care, visit www.capc.org and www.getpalliativecare.org.

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