Palliative Care: Overview

 
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Serious illness can prevent you from leading a full life. Symptoms like pain, nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath and loss of appetite can be debilitating to daily activities. At Park Nicollet, our interdisciplinary team of experts is dedicated to relieving suffering and providing you with the best possible quality of life.  

Palliative care is designed to care for the body, mind and spirit. It is provided in addition to your other medical treatments. Palliative care is appropriate for any age and stage of illness. It can be provided with ongoing medical care, dialysis, chemotherapy, blood transfusions or any other life-prolonging therapy. The goal is to help you tolerate medical treatments and minimize stress to ensure you have the best possible quality of life.