Palliative care is a service that strives to improve the quality of life for the person and family dealing with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness by helping to relieve pain and providing emotional, psychosocial and spiritual support.
Palliative care is a team approach incorporating physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and the chaplain.
Those who can benefit from palliative care include people with advanced illnesses such as cancer, cardiac and pulmonary disease, kidney failure, liver disease and other life-limiting illnesses.
St. Peter’s Palliative Care team can assist with:
- making decisions about care and treatment
- advanced care planning
- identifying support services after leaving the hospital
If you would like to learn more about Palliative Care, when admitted to the hospital ask your doctor or nurse to contact the Palliative Care Coordinator, or call the number above.