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Palliative Care Services

Palliative Care Services

New York Methodist offers palliative care which focuses on people with life-threatening illnesses and enhances quality of life by anticipating and addressing pain, symptoms, and stress.

Palliative care nearly always includes treatment of pain and other physical symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite and fatigue. It may also include treatment of emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety.

In cases where it appears that medical treatment has become ineffective and the illness is terminal, palliative care may include end-of-life preparation.

At New York Methodist, the palliative care team works to optimize care through patient and family-centered collaboration. Partnering with the patient’s primary care physician, the NYM team includes a physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, chaplain, dietitian, psychologist, physical therapist, ethicist and community volunteer.

For more information on palliative care services and end of life preparation, please call 718.780.5272.

Palliative Care Programs

Sickle Cell

The Sickle Cell/Thalassemia Program at NYM provides comprehensive health care and treatment.

Weight Reduction

The Surgical Weight Reduction Center is a program providing treatment for severely obese individuals.

Nutrition Counseling

Our staff of talented dieticians travel throughout Brooklyn neighborhoods providing advice on healthy eating.

Other Palliative Care Services

Emergency Medicine

Brooklyn's 24/7 ER is New York's designated stroke center, heart specialists, and
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This vital department provides almost 70% of the clinical information your doctor
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