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Palliative Care

Palliative Care at Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) promotes quality of life and relief from suffering in patients with advanced illness. Our multidisciplinary team includes a physician, advanced practice nurses, a chaplain, a social worker, and a pharmacist. Together, we assist patients and families with the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of illness.

Palliative Care is designed to:

  • Improve symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety, depression, or spiritual distress
  • Educate patients and families on disease progression
  • Provide support to patients and families facing complex situations
  • Coordinate care to meet needs, values, and beliefs of the patient
  • Assist with explaining/initiating advance directives and DNR orders

Consultation Process

A physician referral results in a member of the Palliative Care team meeting the patient, reviewing the chart, and establishing a plan of care. The team responds to any unit in the hospital. The Palliative Care team collaborates with other members of the health care team to enhance current care. A patient may receive Palliative Care simultaneously with other treatments.

Education

The Palliative Care team participates in nursing, physician, pharmacy, and pastoral care education through biweekly rounds, general orientation, grand rounds, and the Palliative Care Fellowship program.

Location Information

Good Samaritan Hospital
2222 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, OH 45406

Hours of Operation

Palliative Care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Contact Information

For information, call (937) 734-2612.