At the request of the attending physician, the Wolfson team enters into a relationship of care with the hospitalized patient, family and other healthcare professionals.
Our multi-disciplinary team explores the meaning of the illness and how it personally affects the patient and family. Each team member contributes to a deeper understanding of how we can best support patients and their families.
During consultation, patients can expect a wide range of topics to be discussed, including:
- Understanding their illness, present medical treatment, and prognosis;
- Alternative options for care, with in-depth discussions of the potential risks and benefits of each option;
- Cultural, religious, or traditions that may affect care; and
- Exploring end-of-life care decisions.
In collaboration with the patient's primary physician, the Wolfson team helps implement a comprehensive care plan that honors the patient's expressed wishes.