FAQ Palliative Care

Can I keep my doctor?

Yes! The palliative care team works in partnership with your own doctor to provide an extra layer of support for you and your family.

If I agree to Palliative Care, does that mean I am giving up?

Not all all. In fact, palliative care can help you cope with aggressive treatments by getting your pain and symptoms under control to help you fight the disease.

Who provides these services?

A team including doctors, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers and chaplains, similar to the hospice team.

Who can receive this care?

Adults with a serious illness, regardless of life expectancy, can receive palliative care.

How long can I receive care?

This will depend upon your care needs.

Can I continue to receive treatments to cure my illness?

You may receive palliative care and curative care at the same time.