Palliative care is treatment for the relief of cancer symptoms and treatment-related side effects, such as pain. The main goal of palliative treatment is to improve your comfort and quality of life. It may also be used to address the psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
The Palliative Care team at Providence believes that each person is an individual, rather than a disease or a diagnosis. The team attempts to embrace the Providence vision of ‘knowing’ our patient(s), caring for them, and easing their way. The journey of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and beyond is often a challenging course not only for patients but for their families. Palliative care embraces the whole person, whole family, care concept and attempts to make the journey just a little easier – one person, one family, at a time.
Providence Alaska Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new outpatient Palliative Care clinic in March of 2014.
For more information visit Palliative Care Services