Hospice and Palliative Medicine

A Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist is a medical doctor who provides care to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients who have a limited time to live. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary team to maximize the quality of the patient’s remaining life while addressing the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of both patient and family.  These specialists can help with symptomatic relief, coordinating specialist care, executing legal and ethical decisions, and managing issues around death and dying.