In your first meeting with your Carebridge Palliative Care team, they will listen to your concerns, needs, and desires, in order to understand your wishes for care and living.
Everybody has different goals and wishes. One person might have a goal of achieving pain relief, so she can comfortably attend her grandson's football game. Another individual might want to get his shortness of breath under control, so he can get back on the golf course. Another person might be determined to go to work or an event without constantly feeling nauseated.
Your team will work with you and your loved ones to come up with a plan to give you control and help you live well, as you define it. They will also continually communicate with you and your primary care physician to revise the plan as needed.
The Palliative Care team is concerned about you as a whole person—not just the part of you that is sick. They also understand that there is not always one right or wrong answer and that your needs and wishes may change over time. Palliative Care Doctors consider all of these things when working with you to develop a care plan. Palliative Care doctors and nurse practioners consider all of these things when working with you to develop a care plan.