Better Quality of Life Through Palliative Care
Our mission is to provide exceptional, compassionate care to patients and
their families coping with progression of serious illness to enhance comfort
and quality of life. Our number one priority is to support patient and
family throughout all phases of the disease process. The goal of the Palliative
Care Program is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the
family by providing relief from the symptoms and stress during a serious,
progressive illness. The Palliative Care team works closely with the patient
and the physician to meet the patient’s physical, emotional, cultural,
and spiritual needs with emphasis on comfort and supportive care.
What is Palliative Care? A Holistic approach of care that focuses on the comprehensive management
of the physical, spiritual, cultural, and emotional needs of patients
and their families dealing with serious, life-limiting illnesses.
Goal of Palliative Care: To alleviate all types of suffering through communication, education, and
comfort and to assist the patient and family to live as fully as possible
during the illness.
The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Patient and family centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating,
preventing, and treating suffering of all kinds-physical, emotional, or
spiritual. It supports patients in making their healthcare decisions.
Palliative Care is continually available throughout the patients’
healthcare experience and neither hastens or prolongs death. It regards
dying as a natural process.
- Patient and family
- Palliative Care Nurse Manager
- Nursing Staff
- Case Managers/Social Workers
- Other disciplines such as pharmacist or dietician available as needed
For more information or to schedule a consultation on palliative care,
contact the program’s manager, Nancy Coffey, RN at 337-494-2273.