PATHWAYS helps patients and families throughout all phases of treatment from aggressive to palliative care.  Living with advanced or chronic illness is challenging.  PATHWAYS helps address these challenges.

The PATHWAYS facilitator works with your physician to offer education on topics such as:
       Communications with family or medical care providers
        Defining quality of life
        Coping strategies
        Practical concerns and networking of appropriate resources
        Emotional pain or anxiety
        Spiritual needs
        Advanced directives

PATHWAYS may be beneficial to patients who:
        have a chronic or life-threatening disease
        experience frequent hospitalizations or visits to the emergency room
        need education on important medical decisions or treatments
        recognize treatments that were previously beneficial are no longer working

Depending on your preference, consultations can be provided in the comfort of a home, physician office, hospital, or another agreed-upon location.  It is important to know that this program does not involve medical care, which continues to be directed by the patient's physician.

PATHWAYS services and consultations are offered at no cost to patients and families.

PATHWAYS is a community outreach service of The Hospice of East Texas in partnership with Texas Palliative Care.

If you would like more information about PATHWAYS, you can discuss the program with your physician or contact the PATHWAYS facilitator at 903-565-9230.