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Palliative care

Palliative care focuses on improving your quality of life and relieving symptoms when you are critically ill. This offers you an extra level of comfort whether you are battling a serious medical condition or terminally ill.

Palliative care services in San Antonio

If you're experiencing long-term illness, we strive to provide pain relief and emotional support.

At Methodist Healthcare, we know that experiencing long-term illness can be isolating, and we want to build a support system to help you live actively and comfortably. Our palliative care program brings together dedicated professionals in medicine, nursing, social work and chaplaincy.

Palliative care services

The main goals of palliative care include:

  • Preventing or treating side effects caused by the treatment of a disease
  • Preventing or treating psychological, social and spiritual troubles related to the disease or its treatment
  • Helping people with a life-threatening disease to live more comfortably

In addition, our palliative care services:

  • Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Offers a support system to help the family cope during the patient's illness and in their own bereavement
  • Will enhance the quality of life and may also positively influence the course of illness
  • Integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
  • Offer a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death
  • Affirm life and regard dying as a normal process
  • Intend to neither hasten nor postpone death

Our multidisciplinary team

Our team of dedicated professionals in medicine, nursing, social work and chaplaincy work together to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counseling, if needed.

These dedicated team members are trained to help patients and families in a supportive environment incorporating psychosocial and spiritual care according to the patient and family needs, values, beliefs and cultures.

We provide relief from long-term illness at the following locations in San Antonio:

  • Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan
  • Methodist Hospital | Northeast (coming soon)
  • Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak

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