Our Palliative Care experts are an important part of the treatment team providing critical services to patients undergoing treatment for cardiovascular disease and cancer. The team takes a holistic approach to care that emphasizes the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients experiencing a serious illness.
The interdisciplinary Palliative Care team works closely with patients, their families and patients’ other health care specialists at any stage of serious illness, and provide services simultaneously with life-prolonging treatments. The team brings a unique perspective to care—and serves as an additional advocate on behalf of both patients and their families.
The goal of the team is to develop an individualized care plan to maximize comfort, reduce stress and allow patients to live as fully as possible despite their illness.
The team provides a variety of services, including:
For more information on the Hospital Center's Palliative Care department, please call 202-877-7445.