Survivorship and Supportive Care at Stony Brook

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    Palliative medicine is provided by the Survivorship and Supportive Care Service (SOS). Call for a consult when a patient has advanced life-limiting illness, such as cancer, COPD, ESRD, CHF, or dementia.
    We can help patients with:

    • Unacceptable symptom distress
    • Initiation and management of PCA, narcotic pump for chronic cancer pain
    • Patient and family meetings to achieve goals of care
    • Mediating family/patient/team conflict
    • Facilitating interdisciplinary action plans

    We can help the team with:

    • Helping to avoid “bounce back” admissions
    • Transitioning to a skilled nursing facility, comfort care plan, or home hospice care

    Please remember:

    • We help throughout all stages of any advanced life-limiting illness.
    • We can help patients who are receiving life-prolonging treatments, including chemotherapy and/or radiation.


    Hospice is a plan for patients in the final phase of advanced life-limiting illness. Hospice care is provided in many settings, including nursing homes, inpatient facilities, “hospice house” locations, or private homes.

    TO CONTACT THE SOS TEAM:

    • Page the Hospital operator at 4-1077
    • Call the SOS/Palliative Care pager at 262-4093

    To view a brochure click here.