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    What Is Palliative Care?

    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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