Providing Palliative Care in the Savannah Community
Palliative care at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion involves a team approach that consists of a physician, an advanced practice nurse, nurse navigator, social worker, dietitian and chaplain, all specifically trained in palliative care. These specialists provide expert management of distressing symptoms such as pain, nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety and depression, while incorporating psychosocial and spiritual care according to the patient/family needs, values, beliefs and culture. Our team also provides guidance and coping skills to all those involved with the care of a loved one at the LCRP.
Relief from Cancer Symptoms from Palliative Care Specialists
Palliative care is interdisciplinary care specifically for patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses and their families. This specialized practice aims to relieve the physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms that can often accompany long-term illness and improves the overall quality of life for patients. Though commonly misperceived by many as a specialty targeting end-of-life care, palliative medicine specialists provide the best possible quality of life for patients and their families, regardless of the stage of the disease or current treatment.
Pallative Care at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion provides a seamless transition from inpatient to outpatient. We focus on the caregiver, as well as collaborate with community resources. Palliative Care works alongside the treatment physician to help improve symptoms while other care, such as chemotherapy or radiation, continues. We are the only comprehensive Palliative Care service for both outpatients and inpatients in the Savannah community.
We work with community-wide organizations such as The Steward Center for Palliative Care.
For more information about palliative care services, please consult your nurse navigator or physician.
For More Information about Comprehensive Cancer Care
For information about comprehensive cancer services and physician specialists at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, please call 912-819-5704. We look forward to helping you.