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Providence Palliative Care Services is appropriate for patients of any age and at any stage in a serious illness. It can be provided along with other treatments to ensure comfort, well being and peace of mind.

Palliative Care Services may be especially helpful for a patient who is seriously ill and facing questions about the future. Or, if a patient has difficult medical decisions to make and wants help thinking them through.

Palliative Care Services often helps patients with these conditions:

  • AIDS
  • Breathing problems or other distressing symptoms
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Heart failure
  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Pain

Services We Provide

Pain Management

  • Relief of pain
  • Treatment of symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, breathlessness, depression, anxiety

Decision Support

  • Clarification of values and goals for ongoing care
  • Facilitation of patient and family care conferences
  • Psychosocial support
  • Ethical, moral and legal issues in decision-making and end-of-life care

Care Coordination

  • Coordination of treatment and care among doctors at all stages of illness
  • Comprehensive management of last days or hours of life
  • Coordination of seamless discharge to appropriate setting

Spiritual Support

  • Spiritual and pastoral care
  • Music-thanatology
  • Bereavement services

We also offer education programs for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals about palliative medicine and ethical and moral decision-making at the end-of-life.