A Philosophy of Care for People With Chronic Life-Threatening Diseases
Palliative care delivers care that works to prevent and relieve patient suffering. Regardless of the stage of the disease or need for other therapies, this service works to support the best quality of life for patients and their loved ones.
Why Choose Sharp Memorial's Palliative Care Services?
- Extensive experience with more than 2,200 patients since the program's inception
- Palliative care can be delivered at the same time as life-prolonging care or as the main focus of care at the end of life
- Started in 2005, the Sharp Memorial palliative care program is managed and overseen by an interdisciplinary team of nurses with years of experience in an intensive care unit, emergency department and hospice care setting
- We ensure that patients and their families understand the disease process and assist with difficult decision-making about goals of care, advance directives and decisions based on the best options for discharge, such as skilled nursing facilities, home health services, outpatient palliative care services or hospice, if appropriate
Conditions We Manage Through Palliative Care
Palliative care is appropriate for patients of any age dealing with any chronic, life threatening condition such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, liver failure, kidney failure, dementia, neurological problems such as strokes or Parkinson’s and traumatic, severely debilitating injuries.
Sharp Memorial's Palliative Care Team
The palliative care team at Sharp Memorial Hospital is an experienced interdisciplinary team, which includes your attending physician, palliative care nurse, social worker, case manager and spiritual support. We work together with you and your loved ones along with any other medical staff involved in your care to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical burdens of illness.
Palliative Care Location
Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St.
San Diego, CA 92123
Palliative Care Forms and Resources
For More Palliative Care Information
To learn more, please contact the Sharp Memorial Palliative Care Office at 858-939-3809, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. To find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for San Diego doctors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.