Curative treatments are the mainstay of traditional medicine, palliative care is compassionate care for people with progressive, chronic or life threatening illnesses. Caring for the whole person involves the body, mind, and spirit, as well as caring for and supporting those who live with and care for the ill. This is especially important for individuals who are near the end of life.
Controlling pain and other discomfort in a progressive illness is critical to the patient’s care. Palliative care can be a bridge between the patient, the patient’s primary care physician and specialist to assure the patient gets help when needed.
Care Consult A palliative care consult is available to anyone facing a progressive, chronic, or life-threatening illness. Palliative care will support you as you redefine your goals while faced with an illness. Mission
The mission of the Palliative Care Program is for a diverse, specialized team to assist patients and families impacted by a chronic, progressive, life-threatening illness by providing emotional, physical, spiritual, and clinical support while focusing on quality of life issues.