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  • Benefits of palliative care

    Patients and families have reported these benefits as a result of the palliative care they received from Allina Health Palliative Care:

    • decreased pain, improvement of appetite, less anxiety, less fatigue, more strength
    • guidance to make decisions to enjoy quality of life
    • information to understand test results and treatment options
    • easier to understand and manage family issues and even find meaning in the illness
    • help to understand and face the changing goals of care as the illness progresses
    • setting realistic goals for improvement for the patient and family
    • giving more support and objective advice to the family caregivers especially related to ethical concerns
    • improving the safety of the patient by eliminating potential medication errors
    • relief from worry, anxiety or depression that may stem from financial concerns, caregiver issues or living situations
    • information about community services, resources and residential care settings
    • contacting insurance company to determine coverage for the patient.
  • Source: The Center to Advance Palliative Care
    Reviewed by: Gloria Cade, RN, BSN, CHPCA, director, hospice & palliative care
    First published: 08/04/2004
    Last reviewed: 02/07/2014

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    Call 651-635-9173.