A Collaborative Approach
Once a patient's primary care physician refers them to the Palliative Care Team, we work in collaboration to address:
- Goals and values
- Ways to enhance quality of life
- Symptom management
- Advanced care planning, including end-of-life care
Services are offered in outpatient and inpatient settings, and telephone consultations are always available. Our goal is to provide patients and families with a sense of security and comfort. Many of the Palliative Care Team's patients have complex illnesses that involve multiple services. Our team provides continuous support as patients and families navigate through Children's Mercy.