Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The Palliative Care Team offers assistance to numerous patients and families throughout JFK annually. Physicians and nurses address pain and symptom management and licensed social workers provide counseling, education and support in advance care planning, determining the wishes of patients.
If you have any questions about the Palliative Care team, please call 732-321-7769 for further information. Please note, palliative care is available to any patient with a serious illness, not just those with terminal diagnoses.