Problemas que rodean a las enfermedades críticas
Puede llegar un momento en que usted o un miembro de su familia sufra una lesión grave o se grave gravemente. Esta sección está diseñada para ayudarlo a comprender mejor todas sus opciones.
Cuando enfrentamos una enfermedad potencialmente mortal, vamos más allá de los tratamientos médicos avanzados y ofrecemos atención compasiva para ayudarlo a usted y a los miembros de su familia a sobrellevarlo. Este servicio se llama Cuidados paliativos de apoyo.
Our supportive palliative care consultation services help you face the complex physical, psychological, social and spiritual problems that often accompany advanced illness. The supportive palliative care team includes physicians, nurses, chaplains, occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, speech therapists, music practitioners and volunteers. These dedicated team members are trained to help you with the issues you may face in dealing with a critical illness.
In addition to your regular medical treatment, the supportive palliative care team members help determine a care plan that meets your wants and needs, including management of pain and other symptoms, counseling and spiritual support, and other therapies. This is available to any inpatient facing a serious or life-threatening illness, or at the request of the primary physician.
The Baylor Scott & White Health supportive palliative care consultation service is hospital-based and different from hospice. You may continue to receive treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation while also working with the supportive palliative care team. If you do not respond to treatment designed to cure your condition or send it into remission, our team will assist you, your family members and physician with the transition to hospice if desired.