Palliative Medicine

The division of Palliative Care provides inpatient consultation, patient care, and educational services to both the patient and the patient’s family or caregivers.

The Palliative Care team is an inter-disciplinary team made up of specialized physicians and nurse practitioners, chaplain, social workers, and case managers. They collaborate with your primary healthcare providers to secure your physical comfort, emotional and psychological health, and social and spiritual needs.

Palliative care includes treatment of the following conditions:

  • cancer
  • heart failure
  • lung disease
  • advanced liver
  • kidney problems, or
  • dementia

Palliative Care patients may also suffer from pain, nausea, constipation, fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety, or agitation. In addition to assessing and treating patients with serious illnesses, we also help patients and their families make difficult medical decisions.