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.
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.
The McLeod Palliative Care Consultation Team plan.