Palliative Care Team

Northside Hospital is committed to addressing all aspects of a patient's care.

Palliative Care is specialized comprehensive treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress of a serious illness. It provides relief from pain, nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety and other distressing symptoms. The goal is to prevent and ease suffering and improve quality of life. Palliative Care also can help patients and families deal with complex decisions and cope with the side effects of medical treatments.

How does Palliative Care differ from hospice care? Palliative Care can be incorporated at any time during treatment regardless of the stage of illness, and it can be offered at the same time as life-prolonging treatment such as chemotherapy. Typically, patients choosing hospice decide to stop curative treatments for their illness.

Northside’s Palliative Care Team

Northside’s Palliative Care Team is interdisciplinary, combining the expertise and knowledge of physicians, nurses, medical social workers, case managers, and chaplains who have specialized training in helping patients with a serious illness. They collaborate to implement a comprehensive treatment plan addressing each patient's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. 

Services include:

  • Comprehensive and compassionate care to patients in the hospital facing a life threatening illness
  • Coordinated care with a patient’s medical team
  • Expertise in pain and symptom management
  • Facilitation of discussions and decisions concerning goals of care and advance directives
  • Assistance in coordinating care across all health care settings and ensuring that care provided correlates with patient and family values, culture and beliefs

 If you would like to learn more about Palliative Care services, please contact your physician for further details.


Northside Hospital - Atlanta

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

Northside Hospital - Cherokee

201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 720-5100

Northside Hospital - Forsyth

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 844-3200

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