Palliative Care

Palliative care is a comfort and support specialty for people with advanced or complicated illnesses. It is appropriate at any stage of a serious disease and can be provided alongside curative treatments. Palliative care is commonly described as a multidimensional approach that offers an extra level of support to help both families and patients manage the pain, symptoms and stress of their disease. The goal of this approach is to encourage individuals to live fully and to maximize their quality-of-life throughout the entire process.

Palliative care consultations traditionally include these components:

  1. A holistic approach to the stress of illness (assessment/treatment of pain and physical symptoms, psychosocial patient/caregiver support, spiritual support)
  2. Communication strategies to elicit patient-centered values and goals
  3. Help with coping and decision-making along the disease trajectory
  4. Shared decision-making regarding hospice referral, when nearing end-of-life
  5. Facilitating and reinforcing communication between patient and referring provider

Palliative Care Clinic Locations and Hours

68th Street Location:

  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
  • 201 S 68th St Place; Lincoln

Pine Lake Road Location:

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • 3901 Pine Lake Rd, Ste 111; Lincoln

Phone: (402) 420-7000

Palliative Care Team

Our Palliative Care team is lead by: