What is Palliative Care?
When you or a loved one has a serious illness, you may feel overwhelmed with the decisions you have to make about your health care. Palliative care is an extra layer of support for patients with a serious illness and their families.
This patient-centered specialty focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of their illness—whatever the diagnosis—to help them live better. Palliative care goes along with curative treatment, ensuring care for the whole patient, not just the condition. It is appropriate for patients of any age and stage of a serious illness.