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Kidney Palliative Care

What Is Kidney Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a philosophy of care. A kidney palliative care provider focuses on the quality of life of people living with kidney disease.

We want to help you live well.

This means focusing on you as a whole, including your physical, mental, and social health.

Living with a serious illness can be challenging for you and your family. We want to help with any decisions you are faced with.

What Are the Benefits of Palliative Care?

Kidney palliative care is intended to be an extra layer of support alongside your kidney care.

To help you live your life with kidney disease, our experts:

  • Treat your symptoms to improve your quality of life.
  • Offer support and medicine to improve your mental health.
  • Discuss your values and help you decide on your treatment goals.
  • Provide active medical management without dialysis for patients who would rather avoid burdensome treatments like dialysis.

At the UPMC Kidney Palliative Care Clinic, you have access to leaders in giving this kind of care.

What to Expect with Kidney Palliative Care

Your kidney palliative care provider will work together with your kidney provider.

Kidney palliative care is available through telemedicine as well as in-person visits.

Contact Us About Kidney Palliative Care at UPMC

At the UPMC Kidney Palliative Care Clinic, our doctors are experts in both palliative care and kidney disease.

We work with your kidney doctor so we can provide the most complete care.