How Can Palliative Consult Services Help?

The following are some of the issues the Palliative Consult Services Team may address: 

  • Advanced or progressive illnesses such as cancer, congestive heart failure, heart disease, COPD, chronic respiratory failure, kidney failure, liver failure, Alzheimer’s/dementia, stroke, ALS and similar conditions 
  • Recurrent or uncontrolled symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, lack of appetite, decrease in energy, depression, anxiety and others 
  • Frequent emergency room visits or multiple admissions to the hospital 
  • A turning point in your illness where treatment is no longer working