The TriHealth Palliative Care Team is focused on improving the overall quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness, placing emphasis on symptom management, communication and quality of life.
We work with your primary physician. Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is appropriate at any point in an illness and does not depend on prognosis. Unlike hospice, it can be provided at the same time as curative treatment.
The TriHealth Palliative Care Team is comprised of physicians and nurses who have specialized training in palliative care. Our health care team also includes social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, therapists, dietitians and others.
- Manish Srivastava MD
- Naveena Nelson MD
- Lalitha Parameswaran MD
- Steven Robinson MD
- Mary Korengel RN, CHPN
- Lisa Frohlich, RN BSN, CHPN
- Judy Reagan MSW LSW
How do they become involved in your care?
A doctor can write an order for the Palliative Care Team. Then our doctor and nurse will visit you and your family in your hospital room.
What does the palliative care team do?
The palliative care team can offer:
- Expert management of pain and other symptoms
- Improved ability to tolerate medical treatments
- Better understanding of your condition and choices for medical care
- Coordination of care among your healthcare providers
- Assistance in developing a care plan that provides the best quality of life
- Emotional and spiritual support for you and your family
- Where is palliative care provided?
Our program focuses on patients admitted to the hospital. Often a family meeting is planned so that everyone can have questions answered. At discharge we may communicate with facilities, agencies and physicians involved in your care.