Palliative Care Relieves Suffering,
Controls Pain of Incurable Illness

Palliative Care focuses on relieving suffering and improving quality of life in any stage of a progressive, incurable illness. These chronic, life-threatening conditions include Congestive Heart Failure, Stroke, Kidney Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

The McLeod Palliative Care Team works with the patient’s physician to provide care to allow for less pain and improved control of symptoms.

For more information on McLeod Palliative Care, please call (843) 777-2224.

  • Explaining Palliative Care

    Palliative care describes a medical specialty that focuses on the treatment of physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffering, related to a serious illness. Inpatient Palliative Care at McLeod Regional Medical Center uses a team approach (physician, nurse, social worker and chaplain) to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

    Palliative care focuses on the patient’s need for pain and symptom control, spiritual counseling and developing advance directives or coordinating links to other community services.

  • Benefits of McLeod Palliative Care

    • McLeod Palliative Care benefits include:
    • Increasing survivorship
    • Controlling pain and symptoms
    • Improving quality of life and satisfaction for patients and their families
    • Avoiding prolonged suffering
  • McLeod Palliative Care Reaches Beyond the Patient

    The McLeod Palliative Care Consultation Team plan.

    • Addresses the medical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and their families.
    • Educates patients and families about the expected disease progression and prognosis.
    • Assists with developing a plan of care, including assistance with decisions related to future medical treatments.
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    • Facilitates communication between health care providers and the patient/family.
    • Coordinates services with other agencies, including long-term care, home health, hospice and rehabilitation.

     

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