Palliative Care Consult Service
- Palliative care website for patients and family members
- Expanded hours: 7am to 7pm Monday – Sunday
- Consult our team by entering a “consult palliative care order“ in EPIC and calling/texting the on-call number (just like for other services). After hours: simply place an EPIC order.
- Consults are welcomed for patients diagnosed with life-limiting illness – even if the patient is NOT actively dying and IS receiving life prolonging measures such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
- We provide aggressive pain and symptom management to improve Quality of Life.
- We will lead difficult discussions including Goals of Care (prognosis, code status, completion of advance directives).
- We provide introduction and referral to Hospice when appropriate.
- We facilitate communication with families and interdisciplinary treatment teams.
So let us assist you in providing the best care possible for your patients