Your Care Team
Your doctor works with a highly trained team to meet your care needs. The team members will introduce themselves and will have their ID badge visible, but if you have any questions about their role, please feel free to ask. This team may include:
Doctors in various stages of their medical training may help in your care under the supervision of your attending doctor. This may include:
The lab technician may come into your room in the middle of the night to draw blood. This helps us get the blood work results back so that your doctor can see them on morning rounds, and helps to coordinate your care more efficiently. We appreciate your cooperation.
Managing your pain:
We understand you may have pain for many different reasons. We believe you have the right to treatment of your pain during all aspects of your care. Our goal is to treat your pain so that you will be comfortable and so that pain does not interfere with your recovery or impact your quality of life. Pain should be managed at a level that is acceptable to you.
You can expect to get information about pain and pain relief measure from our concerned staff. They are committed to preventing and managing pain. Grant Medical Center also has a Pain Service with dedicated pain relief specialists.
So that our staff can offer you the best care, please talk to your doctor or nurse about:
Complementary Therapies are available that may help to reduce your pain and help you relax. Complementary medicine is defined as unconventional treatments used in addition to treatments prescribed by your doctor. With medicine, they can help:
Palliative care focuses on comfort and quality of life for families and patients dealing with a chronic or serious illness. The Palliative Care Team (doctor, clinical nurse specialist, social worker, chaplain, pharmacist, and clinical psychologist) works with your doctor to plan care to help improve your comfort and quality of life.
For more information or for a palliative care consult, ask your doctor to write a request or call (+973) 17766666. Most insurance companies pay for palliative care. It is included as a part of your hospital bill.
Palliative care can help you and your family:
You may benefit from palliative care if you: