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Palliative Care and Support

Palliative Care: Improving the quality of life

For many people living with a serious illness, one’s quality of life is impacted by the physical symptoms that are part of the illness or its treatment. Questions about how to cope, how to maintain roles as a family member, at work or in the community may add to the burden.

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Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains who meet with you and your family to assess your needs and develop a plan that respects your values and personal choices. The team offers an extra layer of support coordinates care with your physician and medical team. Palliative care is appropriate for patients of any age and stage of illness and is provided together with curative treatments.

Palliative Care services are available in hospitals, palliative care clinics, and through home care. Other resources are Fairview Honoring Choices, Fairview Hospice, Fairview Youth Grief Services and Faith's Lodge. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for patients and their families.

Patients cared for by palliative care teams at Fairview can expect:

• Attention to all sources of distress that affect healing, including social and spiritual distress
• Clear communication between you, your family and your health care team
• Communication of your plan of care across settings
• Guidance in making decisions about all aspects of your care
• A care plan that meets your goals and values

Palliative care fact sheet (PDF)

“ Palliative care helped us see a way out of ICU. You helped us understand where our father was at along the continuum of his disease. You helped us understand options and respected our concerns.”
From the family of patient who was seen by Drew Rosielle, MD, and the palliative care team.

An award-winning leader in supportive care
The Fairview Palliative Care Program has received many awards for outstanding healthcare. Palliative care team members are leaders in local and national education and service organizations. Our clinical team members bring vast experience and specialty training to their work, and are board certified in palliative care. The program also offers education to clinicians and health care professional students.

We are very proud  about our Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award. The 2012 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards in the early-career physician category was awarded to Drew Rosielle MD, a palliative care physician and program director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. To view the awards and video, please go to Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award.

The program has aso achieved national recognition as a Palliative Care Leadership Center and received the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life Award for innovation in palliative care. 

 

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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