About the Supportive and Palliative Care Program
For Patients and Families
The goal of palliative care is to keep patients comfortable when cure is not possible.
Palliative care is designed to relieve or reduce pain or discomfort, and takes into account physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
The Supportive and Palliative Care Program is a team of health care professionals who care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. The team provides support and comfort to these patients and families.
The team has special training in managing pain and other symptoms and in helping patients and their families talk about the difficult issues they face.
We see patients in the hospital and work with many programs — such as home care, hospice, and nursing homes — to support patients after they leave the hospital.
We also support and comfort the patient’s family while they are caring for the patient and during their bereavement.
The Supportive and Palliative Care Program emphasizes family support and patient care and integrates inpatient services with outpatient and home-based programs.
» Learn more about our inpatient and outpatient services.