Southeast Georgia Health System Palliative Care Center provides inpatient
and outpatient palliative care in partnership with the
Golden Isles Palliative Care.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on relief
of the symptoms and stress of serious illness. The goal is to prevent
and ease suffering and to improve quality of life for patients and their
families. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and any stage of an
illness. And, it can be provided at the same time as ongoing treatment(s).
Patients and families are offered additional support, unique to their needs,
throughout the course of a serious illness. The palliative care team addresses
the patient's physical pain or symptoms and emotional and spiritual
needs with the goal develop the best treatment plan for the patient during
an illness as well as provide comfort, stability and peace of mind.
These programs coordinate with patients and families with extra support
and the opportunity to discuss and establish the goals of care. The care
team works with the patient and family to establish a plan of care, which
can include aggressive treatment. Palliative care is available to patients
undergoing treatment, patients enrolled in clinical trials and patients
near the end of life.
The Southeast Georgia Health System Palliative Care Center includes inpatient
and outpatient palliative care services. These programs coordinate with
the patient’s attending physician to provide patients and families
with extra support and the opportunity to discuss and establish the goals
of care. Appointments at the Palliative Care Center are made following
a physician referral. The Palliative Care Center is located in the Southeast
Georgia Health System Outpatient Care Center on the Brunswick campus.
For more information, please call 912-466-5190.