What is Palliative Care? Palliative care is a health care program that focuses on pain and symptom management for patients with advanced diseases. It can help you in making informed decisions and establishing goals about care for you or your loved one. The primary goal: to relieve suffering and provide the best possible quality of life for a patient and their family.
Palliative care is a medical subspecialty that helps patients and families facing life limiting illnesses. Attention is focused on physical, psychological, spiritual and social domains of life-changing illnesses. The medical team includes a physician, a nurse practitioner, social work and pastoral care. Working with the primary care physician, this team compassionately assists patients and families at a time that can seem overwhelming.
- A Patient's Guide - Palliative Care at Nebraska Medicine
- American Cancer Society - Palliative Care Information
- American Cancer Society - Why Everyone Deserves Palliative Care
- Our Team Discusses Palliative Care
- California Healthline - Goals of Treatment Approach
- California Healthline - Treating Critically Ill Patients
Meet Our Team
Todd M. Sauer, MD is the medical director of Palliative Care at Nebraska Medicine. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine, trained in family medicine in Lincoln, NE and completed a Fellowship at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice.
Carri Siedlik, APRN Nurse Practitioner
Angie Andersen, DNP Nurse Practitioner
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