What Is Palliative Care?
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Palliative Care respects the sacredness of life throughout cancer care. It emphasizes treating symptoms to keep the patient as comfortable as possible and provides an interdisciplinary team approach that meets physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Patients may be seen whether or not they are undergoing active treatment for cancer.
Inpatients may be seen anywhere in the hospital. It is important to realize that no matter what the prognosis or outcome of your cancer treatment, caring continues. Patients may still face many decisions that affect their quality of life. Our specialists can speak with patients and their loved ones in detail about those choices.
Palliative Care Locations/WorkshopPalliative Care - Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
The program provides both inpatient and consultation services. It is the only facility in northwest Ohio with a dedicated acute palliative care unit. Professional and community education programs are offered. Our multi-disciplinary care team is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to consult with healthcare providers. Please call 419-251-4510
.Palliative Care - Mercy St. Charles Hospital
St. Charles has a team of specially trained nurses who see palliative care patients in the inpatient setting. They collaborate with patients and families regarding decision making and provide emotional and spiritual support. They evaluate patients for appropriate placement in a special palliative care room. For more information call, 419-696-7528.