Comfort and support for patients, families and loved ones
Being hospitalized with an advanced, progressive illness can be overwhelming. There are many questions and choices. To help our patients and their loved ones during this sensitive time, Dominican Hospital offers the additional support of a skilled Palliative Care team.
Our team works closely with your health care proivders to help you develop a treatment plan according to your wishes. Our team can help coordinate the multiple sources of treatment and care that patients with advanced illness need.
The best quality of life possible
The goal of palliative care is to achieve comfort, offer support and provide the best quality of life for patients and their families during times of illness, transition and loss. Palliative care can be appropriate whether a person has just been diagnosed, is in active treatment, has completed therapy or is nearing the end of life.
Dominican's palliative care professionals are committed to evaluating and controlling physical, emotional and spiritual pain and symptoms that come with diseases such as cancer, heart disease and lung disorders.
Our palliative care team will work together with these community programs and Dominican support services to foster quality of life and comfort for our patients and their families: