Palliative Care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious or terminal illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to help match treatment options to goals and improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family while reducing the emotional effects of the illnesses. 


The Palliative care team will assist with:

  • Relief of symptoms and distress

  • Education with the patient to better understand the disease and diagnosis

  • Help clarify treatment goals and options

  • Understand and support the patient’s ability to cope with their illness

  • Assist with making medical decisions

  • Coordinate with other doctors