The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute extends the array of services we offer at UPMC CancerCenter.
The program's health care team provides complete and coordinated care to people with life-limiting illnesses and to their families.
The palliative care team works with your cancer care team to provide:
They also assist with discharge planning and integrate inpatient services with outpatient and home-based programs.
The palliative care team provides consult services to cancer patients — and their loved ones — while in the hospital about:
The team shares these consults with the patient's:
The palliative care team also works with many programs to support cancer patients after they leave the hospital.
These support programs include:
And, they provide support and comfort to family members who are caring for the patient and during their bereavement.
In addition to inpatient consults, the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute cares for those who are not yet in the hospital for their illness.
The team's goal is to maintain the highest quality of life for the longest possible time by designing a treatment plan that may include:
Patients may also want to seek care from the Outpatient Pain Management Program at UPMC CancerCenter.
To learn more about palliative care or any other services at UPMC CancerCenter, contact us: