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What Is Palliative Care?

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Getting Palliative Care

  • Why is palliative care being recommended to me?
  • When am I eligible for services?
  • Are there treatments I must stop, and why?
  • Which ones may I continue?

Setting

  • Where is the palliative care team or program based?
  • Where can I receive this care?

Staffing

  • Who is on the palliative care team?
  • How does the team work together to provide care?

Volunteers

  • Are there volunteers available to me?
  • What can volunteers do?

You and Your Family

  • How will my family and loved ones be included in my care?
  • How can my loved ones and I get information and learn caregiving skills to meet my care needs?

Comfort and Pain

  • How does the care team talk with my doctor?
  • How do I get emergency treatment for pain and other symptoms during the day and after hours?
  • How will the care team address our spiritual and emotional needs?

What If I Don't Live at Home?

Can care be delivered to me in a nursing home or other facility?

Other Services

What other services will be offered to me?

WebMD Medical Reference from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

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