The UR Palliative Care Program is designed to help alleviate patient suffering for those experiencing serious illness through high-quality pain and symptom management, patient-centered care, and by providing support for patients or family members and friends. It offers:
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 11 board-certified physician consultants, four board-certified nurse practitioners, medical residents, and an experienced multidisciplinary team. The program now also includes outpatient and home clinical consultations; training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows; and a wide range of research and quality improvement activities.
Palliative Care Brochure