Palliative Care Consult Service- For people living with serious illness...
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing the patient with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness – whatever the diagnosis.
The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family by treating the symptoms of serious illness. Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work with a patient’s other doctors. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.
The Palliative Care Consult Service is available to all hospitalized patients at Inspira Health Network
Palliative Care may be especially helpful if you:
How can the Palliative Care Consult Service at Inspira help?
Do I have to stop my current treatment to receive palliative care?
No. The Palliative Care Consult Service works in partnership with your primary doctor throughout your hospitalization and treatments
Is Palliative Care the same as Hospice?
No. Hospice care is meant specifically for those approaching the last stages of life, while palliative care is appropriate for any stage of a serious illness
How can you get palliative care while you are in the hospital?
Tell your family, friends, and caregivers that you want palliative care. Then ask your doctor for a referral to the Palliative Care Consult Service.
For more information about palliative care please call: