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The Benefits of Early Palliative Care

Understanding the benefits of early palliative care requires understanding palliative care in general. Palliative care is not a single service but rather a philosophy of care focused on comfort and symptom management.   There is a myth that palliative care is the same as hospice care. This is far from true. Palliative care encompasses hospice care, …

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Integrative Medicine Helps Patients With Cancer Live Their Best Life

By Rhonda Gold, Ovarian Cancer Survivor Gilchrist’s Integrative and Palliative Medicine services are available to patients receiving cancer treatment at GBMC. Encouragement, mindfulness, hope and renewal are essential for cancer survivors. My experience with Gilchrist’s Integrative and Palliative Medicine at GBMC has improved my overall outlook and helped me redefine my personal goals based on …

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Community Supports Gilchrist’s Care Teams During the Pandemic

With your support, together our story goes on. 1,008. That is the number of patients that Gilchrist is caring for throughout our community at this time. Across Baltimore, Howard, Harford, Carroll, and Anne Arundel counties, as well as Baltimore City, our care teams of hospice aides, doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and music therapists visited, …

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How Can Integrative and Palliative Medicine Help People with Serious Illness?

Each day, the physicians and nurse practitioners on our Integrative and Palliative Medicine team live and breathe Gilchrist’s philosophy of supporting patients and families through serious illness. As a nurse practitioner on the team, I evaluate patients and help manage symptoms such as pain and anxiety that often accompany advanced illnesses, with the goal of …

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What Hospice Care Means to Patients and Their Families

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month — a time to celebrate the care that helps patients and family caregivers find comfort, respect and support when they’re needed most. This year’s theme is “Hospice: A Program that Works,” and Gilchrist is joining the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and others across the country to …

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