Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

Palliative Care

Mercy - North Iowa's Palliative Medicine Team aims to relieve suffering and enhance quality of life for patients with significant illness and their families.

 Who We Are:

  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Spiritual care providers
  • Social workers
  • Dieticians

 How We Help:

The Palliative Medicine Team offers physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual care through:

Managing difficult symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Depressions
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Confusion/delirium
  • Difficulty sleeping

Emotional and spiritual consultation:

  • Coping with illness
  • Support for families and loved ones

Assistance with decision making:

  • Facilitating communication among health care providers and patients/families
  • Assistance with treatment choices
  • Assistance with discharge from the hospital

How To Receive Services from the Palliative Medicine Team:

At the request of your physician and with the approval of patients and their families, an initial consultation will be conducted to determine the needs and goals of each individual. A family conference is often scheduled at that time to openly share information, discuss concerns and set goals for patient care. 

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