Palliative Care Services

Cedars-Sinai's Palliative Care Services provides expert interdisciplinary, caring consultations for patients and families facing life limiting and end-of-life situations. 

Palliative Care Services is focused on providing the best quality of life for patients and their families facing life-threatening or advanced illnesses. It is focused on the relief of a full range of symptoms, including physical and psychological to help patients through this difficult time as compassionately as possible. It complements and is available simultaneously with all other appropriate treatments during any stage of illness.

The program provides the attending physician and healthcare professionals an additional resource from which to draw assistance in caring for patients and their families.

Palliative care is available to inpatients only. As a resource, palliative care can augment bedside management of pain and distress of highly symptomatic and complex cases while supporting the treatment plan of the attending physician. It can also improve patient and family satisfaction.
 

Community Outreach

educational opportunities for those interested in healthcare ethics

Education about end-of-life issues

Palliative Care Services is involved in educating the community about end-of-life decisions. We have a speakers bureau that lectures on palliative care issues and challenges.

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Patient & Family Services

service to bring physical, emotional, social and spiritual comfort

Meeting the needs

Palliative Care Services gives rigorous attention to physical comfort. Good palliative care also includes supporting the emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and his or her family.

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