What We Address (COPE):• Care decisions, including open discussions about treatment choices and advance care planning.
• 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.
Palliative care is provided at the same time as all other medical treatments and is designed to facilitate coordination of care and patient access to information. The palliative care practice currently consists of board-certified palliative care physicians, including a medical director, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, as well as spiritual care and administrative support teams.