End Of Life Care

Peaceful, dignified and comforting

The role of palliative care at the end of life

Woman’s palliative care team can help patients and their loved ones prepare for physical changes that may occur near the end of life and address symptom management.

Our team can also help patients cope with the different thoughts and emotional issues that arise, such as worries about leaving loved ones behind, reflections about their legacy and relationships or reaching closure with their life. 

In addition, palliative care can support family members and loved ones emotionally and with issues such as when to withdraw cancer therapy, grief counseling and transition to hospice. 

Hospice care

Hospice care is a form of palliative care that is given to a person when cancer therapies are no longer controlling the disease. It focuses on caring, not curing. 

When a person has a terminal diagnosis (usually defined as having a life expectancy of six months or less) and is approaching the end of life, she is eligible to receive hospice care.