Palliative Care (PC) is a team support available to patients in the later stages of a serious disease. The team is established to improve the quality of life for patients and families by telling them about their choices and giving them the power to make important decisions about end-of-life issues.
The Palliative Care Team (PCT) includes the patient and family, the Primary Care Physician, Clinical Nurse, Specialist, Registered Nurse, Case Manager, Pharmacist and Chaplain. Support team members may also include Florida Hospital Home Care, Hospice and physician specialty groups.
Offer grief and bereavement follow-up to your family.
There are legal medical documents that make your important end-of-life choices known to your family and doctors in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. These forms are called Advance Directives. They are available from any member of your health care team.For more information on the Palliative Care Program, please call 407-303-6723.