These videos are a supportive resource to help you understand and think about what’s most important to you and what types of medical treatments you might want and would not want. You can also download the Planning Ahead workbook, and we would be happy to help you review and complete your plan.
Palliative care, or sometimes referred to as supportive care and comfort care, is dedicated to making patients with cancer live an easier life and improve their quality of life. Palliative care focuses on cancer prevention and treatment, as well as managing the psychological, physical, social and spiritual side effects that result from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
CPR. DNR. Feeding Tubes. Life Support. Sometimes your care team will ask you to make decisions about these things, and these short videos can help you think about what decision is right for you.
What we hope for can change over time, and it’s important to explore the available resources when you or your loved one is ready for more support.
Dr. Andre’ Bonnecaze is a hospice and palliative care physician in Baton Rouge. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health and Science Center in New Orleans. He performed both his internship and residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Bonnecaze is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.