Palliative Care Program
Williamson Medical Center’s palliative care program provides support and comfort to seriously ill patients and their families to improve the quality of life.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing problems associated with long-term and life-threatening illnesses. Medical professionals trained in palliative care assess the patient to identify pain and other problems including physical, psychosocial and spiritual in order to prevent and relieve suffering.
Why is palliative care important?
Palliative care is an extra layer of support intended to help patients and their families manage symptoms of the their current illness, such as nausea, pain, constipation and stress, and to help manage plans for the future by understanding what to expect. Palliative care does not replace any of the patient’s current physicians. The palliative care team at Williamson Medical Center includes social workers/case managers, pharmacists, chaplains, registered nurses and dietitians, physicians, and physician assistants.
Please talk to your doctor for more information about WMC’s palliative care program.