Palliative Care and Pain Program

The Palliative Care and Pain Program at Monmouth Medical Center focuses on providing medical, emotional and spiritual care to patients with cancer and other serious illnesses and their families — both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. It places a major emphasis on symptom management, including relief from pain, anxiety, depression or any other distresses at this most difficult time. The program’s mission is to assure that each patient’s symptoms are managed as well as possible, providing optimal comfort and function. To achieve this, program staff work as a team with other health care professionals to provide pain relief through traditional and non-traditional approaches.

The Palliative Care and Pain Program at Monmouth Medical Center offers a host of clinical services, including inpatient consultation, outpatient visits and home visits. Patients or their family members can make a request to consult with the palliative care team, and a team member will visit within 24 hours of a request. After the consultation, the program staff will work with the patient’s primary doctor to make suggestions for care. The palliative care team visits referred patients daily until they are discharged from the hospital.