Supportive Medicine

Find Comfort in Compassionate Care

As those with a terminal illness or life-threatening condition begin life’s final journey, we help make those last days, weeks or months as comfortable as possible through supportive medicine. For patients living with a life-threatening or severe, advanced illness, supportive medicine helps to alleviate suffering and improve quality of life. 

Provided by an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists, supportive medicine is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.

At Baptist Health, we focus our supportive medicine services on:

Symptoms

Patients with serious illnesses often have symptoms like pain, shortness of breath, nausea, constipation, lack of energy, depression, anxiety, nausea, or difficulty sleeping. We are experts in the treatment of these symptoms, and offer patients every option available to help them be more comfortable.

Communication

The hospital is a busy place. Patients with serious illness often have many doctors from different teams coming in and out of the picture. We help with communication to make sure all the treatments you receive are in line with your goals.

The Right Services

There are a wide range of services available to patients who might leave the hospital. We help make sure that you have a smooth transition once you leave the hospital and that you’re connected with the treatments you need, including hospice.

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