The human experience of living has
several points of transition or times of drastic change.
Expectations, cultural rites and traditions that reflect family
values and priorities mark each milestone. How we go through
these changes will constantly be challenged during our
What is Palliative
Palliative care (pronounced
pal-lee-uh-tiv) specializes in the relief of the pain and other
distressing symptoms associated with serious life altering
illnesses. The goal is to prevent and relieve suffering and to
ensure the best possible quality of life for patients and their
families. It is appropriate at any stage of an illness for
patients of any age and can be provided at the same time as
Who Can Benefit From
Palliative Care Services?
Patients and families who are
currently facing serious life altering disease or illness that
affect quality of life.
Who Are The Palliative
Care Team Members?
The interdisciplinary team is
composed of staff and physicians on the medical staff who are
specially trained in palliative care. Staff includes:
Social workers and case managers
This team may also include:
Support therapy providers
What Services Are Provided?
Services provided by palliative
Focus on patient and family needs and goals
Optimize comfort with safe and
effective management of complex and changing symptoms
Provide patient and family
support for making difficult decisions
Assist patient transitions to an
appropriate level of care
Comfort the patient and family
facing grief and loss
Support best quality of life,
and if not life, a peaceful dignified death
How Do I Find Out More
Information or Request Services?
Patients, family members or those
providing care to patients (physicians on the medical staff,
nurses, social workers, chaplains, etc.) may request an adult
palliative care team consult at 817-250-4929.
To request information about
WeeCare Palliative Team, call 817-250-7815. Referrals for medical
management of pain or other symptoms will require an order from
the patient's physician.
Adult Palliative Care
Harris Tower, Second Floor
Jones Tower, First Floor
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