What is Palliative Care?
Parkwest Palliative Care takes a physician-driven, multi-disciplinary team approach to improving the quality of life for patients and families facing problems associated with a life-threatening illness through the prevention and relief of suffering.
The program offers:
- Improved communication between healthcare providers and patients.
- Education for patients and families about the disease process, progression and outcomes.
- Formulation of patient generated goals.
- Completion of advance directives.
- Management of pain and other distressing symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, anxiety, depression, difficulty breathing, delirium, decreased appetite, fatigue and agitation.
- Psychosocial support.
- Bereavement care.
- Education and support of staff.
- Patients diagnosed with acute, serious, life-threatening illnesses such as trauma, leukemia and stroke.
- Patients experiencing progression in a chronic condition such as renal failure, cancer, advanced congestive heart failure, neuro-degenerative diseases, emphysema or dementia.
- Patients who are seriously or terminally ill.
For more information, call (865) 373-1460. For a palliative care consultation, ask your physician for a referral. CLICK HERE for a printable information card.