Child life program
Child life specialists provide support for children of seriously ill or injured adults.
Our child life specialists work with adults to help them understand questions and concerns that children have when an important person in their life is seriously ill.
They also help adults understand the behavioral changes and signs of stress in their children.
Individual and family counseling
Our team can help you and your family members in your struggle to make sense out of your experience dealing with illness.
Our team members have listening and basic counseling skills and, if necessary, can refer you to internal or external resources with advanced counseling skills.
Music can often offer soothing comfort for patients nearing the end of life.
Studies have shown that music can favorably affect the immune system, reduce muscle tension and help relieve pain.
Nutrition and speech therapy
Specially trained dietitians and speech language pathologists can work with palliative care patients to ease swallowing difficulties, provide nutrition evaluations and information about artificial nutrition (feeding tubes) and hydration, as needed.
Occupational therapy can benefit patients facing serious illnesses by helping them live as fully as possible.
Specially trained occupational therapists use traditional therapies and complementary techniques to help reduce pain and anxiety.
Each person who suffers from an advanced illness has different symptoms and levels of pain.
Our team works with you to determine your level of suffering—physical, psychological, social or spiritual.
We help you, your family members and medical treatment team manage all aspects of your pain so you may live as fully as possible.
Physicians and APPs
Our award winning supportive palliative care teams are under the leadership physicians who are board certified in both palliative medicine and a primary board such as internal medicine, family practice, emergency medicine or one of 14 other primary boards.
Social work services
Social workers on the palliative care team help patients and their family members access resources during the hospital stay and after discharge.
They also offer individual counseling, group support, assistance with the transition in places of care, help adjusting to the illness and advocacy for the patient.
Supportive palliative care chaplains offer support and spiritual care for patients facing serious illness.
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