Palliative Care

What is it?

  • Palliative care is a medical specialty backed by an interdisciplinary team that supports the care of patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses.
  • Palliative care treats complex pain and other symptoms, handles intensive patient/family communication and assists with clarification regarding goals of care. 
  • Palliative care supports the staff’s plan of care by making the patient as comfortable as possible at all stages of illness, simultaneously, with curative care or other medical treatment.
  • Palliative care is evidence-based