Health Page Archive: Palliative Care

Palliative Care Improves Life

Saint Francis Healthcare System offers a Palliative Care Program for inpatients who have a chronic or life-limiting illness. The team includes a medical director, nurse practitioner, nurse and a social worker who help patients and their families with determination of care goals, management of symptoms ...
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Palliative Care Program

When a patient is diagnosed with a chronic or life-limiting illness, Saint Francis Medical Center’s Palliative Care Program can help manage pain and provide comfort for that patient. “Our team of physicians, nurses, chaplains and other caregivers work with the patient and his or her ...
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A Support System at the End of Life

When Caralinia Daniels’ mother needed hospitalization following a hip fracture in June, Caralinia knew her mother’s fragile state would make recovery unlikely. Her mother, Verna Patterson, 89, had already been to the hospital the previous month and her health had been rapidly declining. “No matter ...
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