Help For Those With Chronic or Terminal Illnesses
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The term "palliative care" is most often associated with the terminally ill (those who have less than six months to live). However, at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican, palliative care services are extended to any patient facing a chronic illness, terminal or not.
St. Rose's award-winning Palliative Care program (the St. Rose Palliative Care program received the 2009 National Consensus Project Quality in Palliative Care Leadership Award – just one of nine programs in the United States selected) is the only hospital-based program in Nevada that provides education, support and consultation to seriously ill patients and their families. The Palliative Care team assists in advance planning for health goal clarification, ensures symptom relief, improves the quality of living with a chronic illness and coordinates end of life care. The team consists of nurses, social workers, and chaplains.
PALLIATIVE CARE IS APPROPRIATE:
- At any age
- At any time
- For any diagnosis depending on the patient’s needs
- As a complement to disease therapy
PALLIATIVE CARE BENEFITS:
- Patients in need of coordination of care during a complex illness
- Patients and families who are struggling with decision-making about complex medical issues
- Patients and families who have conflicting goals of care
- Seriously-ill and/or dying patients whose symptoms are difficult to manage
THE ST. ROSE PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM PROVIDES:
- Relief of pain and distressing symptoms
- Assistance with emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs
- Help in clarifying goals of the patient
- Support with difficult decision making
- Encouragement for family caregivers
For more information, speak with your physician or call the Palliative Care team at 702.616.5350.