Consulting Service

University Hospitals Offers Consulting Services for Palliative Care

At any age, serious illness and the side effects of treatment can cause a wide range of life-changing physical and psychological symptoms. Palliative care is the medical specialty focused on preventing or easing the pain, stress and suffering during an illness, subsequently offering both patient and their family the best possible quality of life.

Palliative care encompasses the whole situation, offering customized treatments and caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and their families. Care is provided by an expert team that may include doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, chaplains, and music, art and recreational therapists.

University Hospitals Center for Geriatric Medicine offers a specialized palliative care consulting service to referring physicians and institutions. This palliative care service is:

  • Specialized medical care for people with serious illness and their families
  • Focused on improving the quality of life as defined by patients and families
  • Provided by an interdisciplinary team that works with patients, families and other health care professionals to provide an additional layer of support
  • Appropriate at any age, for any diagnosis, at any stage in a serious illness, and provided together with curative and life-prolonging treatments

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