There may come a time when you or a member of your family is seriously injured or becomes gravely ill. In the midst of your shock and grief, you may be asked to make difficult decisions about the intensity of medical care administered, or whether life-support systems should be used or withdrawn.
It is important for you to learn about the levels and types of medical care available, your or your family member's health status and prognosis, and to discuss the treatment with which you would feel comfortable before you or your family member need to make these decisions. This section of our web site is designed to help you better understand these issues.
Palliative care consultation is available only upon request of the attending physician.
If you would like a palliative care consultation at Baylor, please ask your physician or nurse to contact us.
If you prefer to speak with a palliative care physician or nurse directly, you may call the Administrative Coordinator for Palliative Care at the location convenient for you.