palliative medicine

Bon Secours’ Palliative Care Among Leading Programs Nationally
Three Richmond-area hospitals meet Joint Commission’s highest standards for quality

Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on quality of life and the treatment of symptoms in patients with serious illness. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of a serious illness, regardless of prognosis. Through a team approach, palliative care considers the entire well-being of patients and families.

Bon Secours Palliative Medicine provides palliative care for patients and families dealing with serious illness to ensure they get the best care possible. Our focus is to help patients and families improve quality of life by addressing symptom needs, defining care goals, and facilitating communication with providers involved in their care.

What We Address (COPE):   

Care Decisions, including open discussions about treatment choices and Advance Medical Directives

Overwhelming Symptoms, for example, pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping

Psychosocial Distress that may include anxiety, depression, fears, and spiritual tension

End-Stage Disease with a focus on the entire well-being of the person and family

 

Bon Secours Mission

The mission of Bon Secours is to provide compassionate, quality healthcare services to those in need, including the poor and dying, for the purpose of alleviating human suffering and bringing people to wholeness in the midst of pain and loss.

Recognizing the dignity of all persons, we provide compassionate healthcare services contributing to the physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being of those we serve.

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Bon Secours is a winner of the Livestrong Grant for Advanced Certification for Palliative Care

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