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Harbor Palliative Care is a team of specially-trained physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and administrative support staff. The team is specialized in acute pain and symptom management, and Advance Care Planning to help patient set goals for their future, and to provide comfort and improve quality of life.
Palliative care partners with you and your loved ones to educate and ensure current treatment plans align with your goals of care.
Harbor Palliative Care –
Relieves: suffering from a serious illness
Matches: the care the patient receives and their wishes and goals
Prepares: for healthcare decisions whether now or in the future.
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A palliative care referral does require a physician’s order. Please contact your healthcare provider or Harbor Palliative Care to assist you in determining program eligibility.
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Palliative Care: YOU are a BRIDGE
A Specialist’s Perspective
Gerald A. Harriman, DO, FAAHPM
As a consulting physician in this field, I am often asked, “What is Palliative Care?” Palliative Care, or Palliative Medicine, has an official, fancy paragraph-long definition leaving you with a response of “Huh? What does that mean?” Because it is difficult to define, it may be easier to compare and contrast Palliative Care to what you may already know. Read more >
A Primary Care Perspective
Kristen K. Woods, MD
There are many stages of health in a person’s life. Most of us begin with wellness, during which prevention is the primary medical intervention. At some point, however, one or more chronic diseases usually develop. Examples of chronic disease include diabetes, congestive heart failure or even cancer. Eventually, patients reach the stage of terminal illness, which signifies the final stage of life. Read more >
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