Because palliative care is comprehensive, it is offered by a team of health care professionals.
- The palliative care providers work with your attending physician and primary nurse to address the goals of your care and management of your symptoms.
- Your care navigator guides you in what to expect at each step of your journey.
- 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
With palliative care, you and your family 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 when appropriate
- End-of-life support for you and your loved ones
A palliative care program is currently established at Good Samaritan Regional Hospital.
For more information call the Samaritan Palliative Care Program