Many advanced cancers cannot be fully cured by treatments currently available. Advocate Christ Medical Center has a team of specialists who provide supportive and sensitive care to relieve pain and enhance quality-of-life issues. Our palliative care team features a team of physicians, a chaplain and social workers to provide consultative services for patients and families.
As patients and their families deal with end-of-life issues, our team works with them to improve the patient's quality of life and ensure that the appropriate care is being provided. Since these patients have significant physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs, the team focuses on managing symptoms while respecting the wishes of patients and their families.