Our Palliative Care Program is focused on quality of life, managing pain, the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

Palliative Care

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care focuses special attention to the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones who are living with life-threatening illnesses. Comfort, preserving dignity, and promoting quality of life are all important. Palliative care can be provided at any stage of illness and integrated with all other medical treatments.

Services Provided:

BMC Palliative Care wil help you and your family live as well as you can when facing a serious illness.Treatment to relieve pain and other symptoms:

Palliative treatments focus on bringing pain and other burdensome symptoms (nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc.) under control to maximize your quality of life

Emotional and spiritual support:

Serious illness can be frightening, sad, lonely, and stressful for both patients and their loved ones. We can help foster a setting to improve how you can support each other through the illness.

Excellent communication and coordination of care:

Often times, information about the illness and care can be confusing and overwhelming. We can serve as a resource for you and your loved ones to discuss concerns and questions.

Assist and support treatment choices and decisions:

Deciding on future treatments often can be difficult and complex. We can help you and your loved ones discuss concerns about future care while respecting your values and personal choices.

Help in planning for care after the hospital:

There are several options for care outside of the hospital. We can serve as a resource to help you and your loved ones choose the most appropriate arrangement of services, based on symptom and psychosocial needs, personal preferences, and community resources.

 

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