FOX 34 Weather Authority: Tornado Watch expires at 8:00 PM on 5/28, issued at 12:45 PM Dawson

FOX 34 Your Health: Palliative medicine at UMC

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/14/2013 10:36 am
There is a brand new addition to University Medical Center, the Supportive Care Unit.

The unit is based on the principles of palliative medicine, an option for some terminally ill or chronically ill patients.

Ahead of Palliative Care Month in November, the Supportive Care Unit's medical director, Dr. Tommie Farrell, stopped by for an interview on Good Day Lubbock.

"It's a place that is set aside for people that are dealing with life threatening illness, difficult decisions, or difficult symptom management," he explained.

One of the unit's most important features, he said, is that there is plenty of space for families. It features sitting areas, a play room, and a meeting room where physicians can have important talks with family members.

Click on the attached video to learn more.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Lubbock Weather
60°
Thunder

Wind: ESE 16 mph
Feels Like: 60°
High: 88°
Low: 57°
Latest Product Recalls
Automakers, gov't to reveal models in expanded Takata recall
Automakers and governments are releasing the models covered by a massive expansion of a Takata air bag recall announced last week.
Ford recalls nearly 423K vehicles for power steering problem
Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they're being driven.
US investigating Nissan Versa for alleged safety defect
U.S. regulators are investigating the Nissan Versa subcompact after getting reports that a coil spring in the front suspension can fracture and cut the tires.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.