Because palliative care is comprehensive, it is offered by a team of health care professionals.
- A palliative care physician works with your primary care provider and primary nurse in addressing the goals of your care and management of your symptoms.
- A social worker assists you with emotional and social issues, and gets you connected with vital resources at the hospital and in the community.
- A chaplain offers spiritual support for you and your loved ones according to your faith-based needs
While receiving palliative care, you and your family will receive:
- Comprehensive medical information about your illness and its progression
- Guidance in complex treatment choices, based on your personal values
- Expert treatment of pain and other distressing symptoms
- Attention to your emotional and spiritual needs, as well as those of your family and caregivers
- Coordination with hospice services
- End-of-life support for you and your loved ones
A palliative care program is currently established at Samaritan Albany General Hospital.
For more information call:
Samaritan Albany General Hospital, 541-812-4000