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Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care?

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

The Palliative Care Team works together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.

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Inpatient Palliative Care

At CMC, our palliative care team works to understand a patient’s goals and how to reach them. This can include interventions to relieve distressing symptoms as well as provide guidance in making important or difficult decisions.

Team of Specialists

Palliative care is an interdisciplinary approach—your team may include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Chaplains
  • Other care givers to help meet your unique needs and goals


Meet our Palliative Medicine Team

The Palliative Medicine team can be reached at: 
fax: 603.663.8015

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