Palliative Care Shared Care Outreach Team (PC Team)
Good Shepherd, in partnership with community palliative care providers, offers in home services to individuals with advanced progressive illnesses, and their families. We work with individuals to provide palliative care that is appropriate, timely and pertinent to their personal goals of care. The family physician remains the primary health care provider.
The outreach team is funded through the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network.
Our clinical experts include:
- Clinical Navigator - a palliative care nurse, who can help individuals navigate the complex system of health and community services required at end of life. Provides coordination of community resources (including liaising with CCAC, pharmacies, and family physicians) to help keep individuals in their homes and their caregivers informed and supported.
- Palliative Care Physician works with family physicians, providing home visits, and telephone consultation/assistance regarding pain and symptom control prescriptions.
- Spiritual /Bereavement Clinician supports individuals/families with emotional, social, spiritual issues. They offer grief/bereavement counselling and assist with end-of-life planning.
- Advanced Practice Nurses from HNHB CCAC work closely with the team to provide expert nursing assessment and care.
To learn more about the PC Team please call (905) 308-8401 x3284.