Palliative care is most often associated with the terminally ill (those with less than six months to live), but at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals, palliative care services are extended to any patient facing a chronic illness, terminal or not.
Building a culture of compassion through care ...
St. Rose's award-winning Palliative Care program increases comfort for families by providing information, education and advocacy to relieve the physical, psychological, social and spiritual suffering that may occur during the course of a life-altering illness.
Our Palliative Care team is here to help with advance planning ... for health goal clarification, symptom relief, improved quality of life with a chronic illness and end of life care. The team consists of palliative care nurses, social workers, and chaplains.
Palliative Care is appropriate ...
- For any diagnosis, depending on the patient’s needs
- As a complement to disease therapy
Palliative Care benefits ...
- Patients in need of coordination of health care during a complex illness
- Patients and families who are struggling to make decisions about complex medical issues
- Patients and families who may have conflicting goals of care
- Seriously-ill and/or dying patients whose symptoms are difficult to manage by working with their physicians and health care staff to manage symptoms
- Family caregivers in finding support and resources, locally and nationally
The St. Rose Palliative Care team provides ...
- Relief of pain and distressing symptoms
- Assistance with emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs
- Help clarifying the patient's goals
- Support with difficult decision making
- Encouragement for family caregivers
For more information, speak with your physician or call the Palliative Care team at (702) 616-5977.