What Is Palliative Care? (from the Center to Advance Palliative Care)

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain 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 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 treatment.

For more information print this helpful handout from the Get Palliative Care website. We also provide more information on hospice and palliative care

Palliative Care Providers in NH