Palliative Medicine
Palliative Medicine
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Palliative Medicine Offered at Roper St. Francis

Inpatient consultation and outpatient services are offered to provide assistance in the following areas:

Pain Management

  • Medication
  • Relaxation

 

Symptom Management 

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Depression 
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation/diarrhea

 

Assistance with End-of-Life or Complex Medical Issues

  • Developing goals for care
  • Provide support with family meetings 
  • Nutrition/hydration concerns

 

Emotional and Spiritual

  • Support in coping with illness
  • Support for family and loved ones
  • Nondenominational support

 

Case Management

  • Coordination of care between inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Referrals to community resources including home care and rehabilitation therapies

 

Information on Advance Directives

  • Living Wills
  • Health Care Proxy
  • Durable Power of Attorney