The URMC Palliative Care Program is designed to help alleviate patient suffering through high-quality pain and symptom management, patient-centered care for those experiencing serious illness, and by providing support for patients or family members and friends. It offers:
- Excellent clinical consultation
- Comprehensive educational programs
- Innovative research and ongoing performance improvement
The URMC Palliative Care Program formally began in 1999 with an innovative educational program for undergraduate medical students. Toward the end of 2001, URMC initiated an inpatient consultation service, which now includes ten board certified physician consultants, two board-certified nurse practitioners, medical residents, and an experienced multidisciplinary team.
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