Mercy - North Iowa's Palliative Medicine Team provides care for patients and families who face chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The overall goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life.
Our team is a multi-disciplinary team that works closely with primary care providers.
Who We Are:
How We Help:
The Palliative Medicine Team offers physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual care through:
Managing difficult symptoms:
Emotional and spiritual support:
Goals of Palliative Care
The overall goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for you and your family, while you are ill. Palliative care can be provided in a variety of settings including the hospital, care facility, assisted living facility, and your home. The Pallitiave Care Team:
Hospice is for people for whom a cure is no longer possible and has a life expectancy of six months or less. Hospice care is provided whereever the patient is and focuses on quality of life, dignity and comfort.
How To Receive Services from the Palliative Medicine Team:
Patients, family members, or any member of the health care team can request a palliative medicine consultation. The initial consultation requires a health care provider to submit a written or verbal order. Our services are provided within the hospital and several outpatient location including care facilities and clinics.
The Palliative Medicine Team can be reached at: 641-428-7951