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Our palliative care team includes an advanced practice nurse, a chaplain, social workers, and a specially trained physician. The team physician is provided through a unique, collaborative relationship with Piedmont Palliative Care . The other members of the team include:
Provides support to Palliative Care patients, families and caregivers by addressing the emotional, spiritual and communication needs; enhances the integration of Palliative Care throughout Martha Jefferson via consultations with patients, families, physicians, nurses and community members as well as through program promotion and educational outreach.
Advanced Practice Nurse, MSN, RN, AOCNS
Provides clinical support, coordination and extension of inpatient Palliative Medicine throughout Martha Jefferson Hospital; provides clinical support and education to hospital clinical staff and patients and family members about treatment options, medications, care plans and end of life needs that would otherwise require the time of the consulting physician; implements and directs Palliative Care program quality and performance measures and educational outreach.
Clinical Social Workers and Case Managers
Provide discharge planning assistance, resource information, social work consultations and counseling support for Palliative Care patients and families. Serve as members of the Palliative Care Team and facilitate patient goals and family involvement.
Administers and oversees provision of inpatient Palliative Care at Martha Jefferson Hospital.