The Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Program
The issues surrounding an acute or complex illness can be difficult to manage.
Palliative Medicine helps you manage the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of a serious illness. We tailor our services to your needs and provide support to loved ones who have a critical role in your health and well-being -- at any stage of illness.
What is Palliative Medicine?
Palliative Medicine is about improving quality of life, providing an extra layer of support, and having a team focus on patient care when you are facing a serious illness.
Palliative Medicine aims to improve your quality of life by relieving the symptoms associated with serious illness. It can begin at any stage of a life-altering illness to help you:
Palliative Medicine can help shift the medical approach from crisis intervention to crisis prevention; for example, good symptom management may help avoid an unwanted hospitalization.
Palliative Medicine also aims to provide support for you and your loved ones as you face the uncertainty that comes with serious illness. Whether it's questions about your treatment choices or advance care planning, we partner with you and your family to navigate your care.
Palliative care is appropriate for anyone and their loved ones facing serious illness, including:
Meet Our Team
Who Provides Palliative Medicine Care?
Palliative Medicine offers an interdisciplinary, team-based approach to alleviate physical, emotional and spiritual suffering for both patients and their loved ones at any stage of their disease. Our team includes: