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Palliative care, also known as palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a team of palliative care doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative or life prolonging treatment.


Recent Palliative Care News

Palliative Care Team Members in Montreal

Dr. Lu Marchand, Phil Myers, ARNP, Meegan Wolczyk, ARNP and Sharon Whyte, RN attended the 2018 International Congress on Palliative…Read More

Welcome new DFM team members to TRUST, CUSP, and the Osher Center

Iman Majd, MD We would like to introduce new faculty member, Dr. Iman Majd, who recently joined the DFM in…Read More

Dr. Lucille Marchand to be Osher Center for Integrative Medicine’s inaugural executive director

With a $5.5 million grant from the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation, UW Medicine is strengthening its work in integrative…Read More