Symptom Management

The practice of preventing or treating as early as possible the symptoms of a disease, side effects caused by treatment of a disease, and psychological, social, and spiritual problems related to a disease or its treatment.

Spiritual Support

Assistance provided by chaplains, pastoral counselors, or other spiritual guides in addressing the spiritual or religious needs of patients and their families.

Respite Care

Short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks.

Living Will

A legal document that outlines what medical treatments an individual would or would not like to receive if they can’t communicate their wishes.

Grief Support

Services and support provided to individuals who are experiencing grief due to death or other loss.

Goals of Care Conversation

Discussions between patients, their families, and healthcare providers to establish and align treatment plans with the patient’s values and preferences.