According to the World Health Organization, "Palliative care is the active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. Control of pain, of other physical symptoms, and of psychological, social and spiritual problems is paramount. The goal of palliative care is the achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families." Hospice is palliative care givent to patients with a life expectancy of less than six months. The Palliative Care team includes a Medical Director, Palliative Care Fellows (in medicine, psychology, social work, nursing and chaplain) and a Palliative Care/Hospice Nursing Coordinator. They are available for:
Notify the Palliative Care/Hospice Coordinator and initiate an electronic consultation for hospice or palliative care.