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Saint Francis Memorial Hospital's Palliative Care Program addresses the needs of patients suffering from chronic or terminal illness to help ensure the best quality of life. The palliative care team strives to address symptom management problems including pain and other stressful physical symptoms, as well as any psychological, social, or spiritual needs.
Through advanced care planning, you and your family can determine which interventions and medical care you want, including completion of advance directives. In addition, we'll help educate you about the disease process and options for care after hospitalization.
We understand that you want to make informed, deliberate choices about your treatment. These choices can be expressed in advance, before you are unable to express them due to progression of an illness or other unanticipated problems. Here are the advance directives available to convey those choices:
Conflicts that may arise regarding decision-making surrounding health care and treatment may be referred to the Bioethics or Ethics Committee. Please notify your doctor, nurse, case manager, or patient relations representative to initiate the process.
For more information about Saint Francis Memorial Hospital's Palliative Care Program, please call 415.353.6856 or 415.353.6180.