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At Martha Jefferson Hospital, our doctors and nurses consider the whole person while giving care. They understand that the reduction or elimination of unpleasant symptoms can be vital to a patient's enjoyment of everyday life.
Suddenly, previously tolerable physical symptoms may become unbearable, new symptoms may develop and/or family dynamics may reach a level of crisis. At Martha Jefferson Hospital, physicians, nurses, patients and their families can turn to our Palliative Care Team for help and support.
Delivered in conjunction with curative therapies and in partnership with a patient's primary physician, palliative care contributes many things: