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Palliative Care- An Extra Layer of Support. Palliative (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is specialized healthcare for people with serious illness. Palliative Care:

  • focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis or prognosis.
  • is provided by healthcare professionals who work together with patients and families to provide an ‘extra layer of support’.
  • is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness.
  • is provided along with curative treatment or can be focused on comfort measures only.

It’s about Comfort, Communication, Choices and Control:

  • Comfort: Easing pain, suffering and other symptoms.
  • Communication: Providing expert information with everyone involved.
  • Choices: Offering options as well as alternatives for patients and families.
  • Control: Honoring and respecting the Patient (and Family) informed decisions.

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Additional North Dakota Palliative Care Resources

Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND  (Serving Northeast ND and Northwest MN)

Essentia Health-Fargo

Sanford Health (Serving Fargo and Bismarck)

St. Alexius Medical Center- Bismarck