Outpatient Palliative Care

Palliative care aims to relieve or ease the symptoms of a disease, and the suffering of individuals and their families who face a life-limiting illness.

The Palliative/End-of-Life Care program provides comfort and support to patients and families. Patient care focuses on maintaining dignity, quality of life, pain and symptom management and respect for each dying person while supporting families through this difficult period. This may include planning for a safe transfer to home or hospice through partnerships in the community.

Patients typically have chronic or end-stage diagnoses requiring frequent, skilled intervention and monitoring.

Referrals to the Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic can come from a variety of sources including physicians and other health care professionals. Patients receive assessment and support regarding the management of pain and other symptoms as well as psychosocial support. Patients may be seen in their home, the clinic or in the Emergency Department.

Joseph Brant Hospital - Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic Referral Form

For more information, call the Clinical Navigator at 905-632-3737 ext. 2108 or email klewis@josephbranthospital.ca.

Our Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic provides:

  • Consultation and symptom management
  • Help with feelings and emotions
  • Social issues
  • Spiritual questions
  • Practical support, for example, how to manage at home
  • Support with loss and grief
  • Preparing for end of life

Our team includes:

  • Physician
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Social worker
  • Registered dietitian
  • Clinical Navigator

We collaborate with all health care providers involved in your care. We are sensitive to your personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs and practices.

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