Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It provides relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of the illness, improving the quality of life for both patient and family.
Palliative care can be combined with healing treatments. It is appropriate for patients of any age or at any stage of illness. Mercy’s palliative care team includes physicians, nurses, specialists and others, who work with the patient’s doctors to offer an extra layer of support.
Talk to your doctor if you or someone you love could benefit from the physical, emotional and spiritual support of palliative care through Mercy.