Palliative Care

Improving Quality of Life for You and Your Family

Palliative Care

Serving SVMC’s Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center patients, outpatient palliative care is an approach that addresses the patient as a whole and aids in enhancing comfort and quality of life after they leave the facility. The goal is prevent or treat, as early as possible, the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment, in addition to any related psychological, social, and spiritual issues. When a SVMC patient is facing cancer head on, it is imperative to get answers, relief and support. Palliative Care offers compassionate outpatient care from an interdisciplinary team, while helping SVMC Cancer Treatment Center patients and their families navigate the healthcare system. Palliative Care Services include:

  • Discharge planning
  • Social services
  • Case management

When to Get Palliative Care

Outpatient Palliative Care is most beneficial when introduced early on. When cancer patients are ready to go home, the Palliative Care team provides services beyond the care given at the Cancer Treatment Center.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is patient and family centered care dedicated to helping patients and their loved ones cope with serious illness. Palliative care can be provided simultaneously with any other treatments and may begin early in the course of a serious or chronic illness.

We Help With Decision Making

We can help you identify what is most important to you and your family and help communicate those wishes to your healthcare team. The Palliative Care team at Sierra View Medical Center helps with transitions between care settings.

Who Are We?

We are an interdisciplinary, inpatient and outpatient medical specialty team consisting of:

  • Palliative Care Physicians
  • Palliative Care Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplain
  • Pharmacist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Other healthcare professional