Palliative care focuses on relief while you recover from serious illness or injury.
The goal of palliative care is to help patients get relief from the pain, symptoms and side effects of a serious health condition. Vidant Medical Center in Greenville offers palliative care for children and adults while undergoing treatments for illness, injury or disease.
Palliative care can occur in conjunction with curative care — treatment to cure disease. Unlike hospice, which is appropriate only in life-limiting circumstances, palliative care is available at any time during the patient’s health condition, from diagnosis and through curative treatments. Your care team will always include your primary care doctor. Other specialists and palliative care providers will be added to your team as you need them. We will ensure you understand your condition and options, and we will work closely to understand your wishes. Vidant’s primary goal is to simply lessen your pain — physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Why Vidant Palliative Care?
While specialists are working with you on treatment and recovery, we aim to minimize discomfort and alleviate emotional distress.
Specially trained volunteers provide visitation and/or respite services for patients and families.
We want to know what’s important to you. If you have a living will or other advance directives, we’ll make sure they are scanned into your health record. If you need to prepare these documents, we’ll help with that too.