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Consider requesting a palliative care service consult if:

  • You or your family need help with complex decision-making or clarifying your goals for care
  • You need help with advance care planning (living wills, advance directives) and desire in-depth discussions of your condition and treatment options
  • You are requiring frequent hospital admissions for the same diagnosis
  • Your disease is progressing to its final stages despite treatment
  • You require a prolonged hospital or ICU stay and are not getting better
  • You have severe pain or symptom distress in the setting of serious illness
  • You need assistance with discussion of hospice care

To receive a palliative care consultation, please ask your physician or nurse for a referral. 

For further questions about palliative care, our team can be reached Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at (813) 844-7917. 

If after hours, please ask your nurse to call the palliative care pager.