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Care Choices: Inpatient Palliative Care Team

The Care Choices: Inpatient Palliative Care Team is an inter-disciplinary team that assesses and helps to manage patient's pain and other symptoms. They provide support and discuss treatment preferences with patients and their families to help improve patient's and family's quality of life.

Goals of Care Choices Team

  • Assess and manage pain and other symptoms
  • Assess and support patient's and family's emotional needs
  • Discuss treatment preferences and advance directives with patient and family
  • Coordinate future care in most appropriate setting
  • Improve patient's and family's quality of life

Understanding. Respect. Support.

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Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic

An outpatient clinic for members who have progressive life limiting medical conditions such as cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and have been referred to this clinic by their physician.

A team of professionals including a physician, a nurse and a social worker meet with members and their families/caregivers in an initial 60-90 minute office visit. This visit may include a physician's examination, a consultation for education about the member's illness, a discussion of immediate and long-term concerns and the creation of a plan of care and follow-up.

Clinic Goals

  • Improve quality of life
  • Educate patient/caregivers on course of illness
  • Assess and manage symptoms
  • Set goals of treatment and follow-up
  • Discuss treatment preferences and advance directives/POLST
  • Provide needed support and resources

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