The Inpatient Palliative Medicine team develops an individualized plan to meet each patient's needs. Treatment under palliative medicine focuses on:
Helping to avoid and treat acute episodes
Optimizing comfort and reducing physical suffering though management of bothersome, painful symptoms
Managing symptoms and stress of disease at any stage in the life of the illness for patient and family
Providing active total care of a patient whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment
Giving devoted care to the patient rather than to his/her disease
Palliative Medicine also has an office within the Medical and Surgical Associates buidling
near our Community Campus.