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Palliative Care and Support

Support
  • Radiation /Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • A radiation oncology clinical nurse specialist, an advanced practice nurse, is available to provide symptom management for cancer patients and support for their families during their radiation therapy. Whatever you need to know in regard to your cancer diagnosis, tests, treatment of toxicities, and oncologic therapies, it's her job to keep you fully informed. She is also a specialist and resource for the oncology nursing staff and ancillary departments.
  • Oncology Nursing Specialists

  • Nurses specializing in oncology provide care to patients admitted to the Oncology Unit. Our registered nursing staff also provides services to promote care through referrals to support services such as, "I Can Cope", "Reach for Recovery", Y ME, and the Cancer Wellness Center.
  • Oncology Social Services

  • Full time social work services are provided to all inpatients. Services include assessments of psychosocial, counseling and emotional support.
Pain Management
The pain service at Rush North Shore, supervised by the Department of Anesthesiology, provides advanced treatments with unique care for cancer patients experiencing pain. This service is available to both inpatients and outpatients utilizing multi-modal medication regimens, injections and acupuncture. The goal of the pain service is to design specific programs for each cancer patient to reduce pain, maintain mental alertness and minimize side effects.

Pain consultations are also available from The Palliative Care Center and Hospice of the North Shore, which is on campus and also provides inpatient and home palliative care visits.

Palliative Care Inpatient Unit
A 15-bed, state-of-the-art Inpatient Hospice Unit is operated by Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of the North Shore. It is an ideal setting for hospice patients who may be too ill to be cared for at home or may be in transition from hospital to another setting.
GENETIC COUNSELING
DIAGNOSTICS
SURGERY
IMAGING AND RADIATION THERAPY
CHEMOTHERAPY
PALLIATIVE CARE AND SUPPORT
RESEARCH
CANCER REPORT