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Palliative Care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Who would benefit from Palliative Care?

People who are suffering from chronic, debilitating or life-threatening illnesses.  Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.

Why should we offer Palliative Care to our patients?

  • Palliative care helps to provide the best possible quality of life for a patient and their family.
  • Palliative care helps patients and families manage the pain, symptoms, and stress of serious illness.
  • Palliative care is a partnership of patient, medical specialists, and family.
  • Palliative care provides an extra layer of support for families and patients with serious illness.

What types of services are offered by a Palliative Medicine Service Team?

Symptom management

Who are the members of the Palliative Medicine Service Team?

Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support.

How do I contact the Palliative Medicine Service Team?

Please call 248-652-5000

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