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What is palliative care?  UCLA Health Palliative Care Services.What is palliative care?

Palliative Care provides an "extra layer of support" to patients and families facing severe illnesses, such as cancer or other critical diseases. The multidisciplinary Palliative Care team includes doctors, nurses and other caregivers who work together to determine the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. This includes the management of pain and symptoms from the disease or treatments.

How does palliative care work?

The Palliative Care team visits with chronically, critically or terminally ill patients and their loved ones in the hospital to better understand what is important to them. The goal is to provide the best quality of life possible by ensuring comfort and dignity throughout the disease process.

Who can be served by palliative care?

Anyone who is suffering from a critical or chronic illness and their loved ones may benefit from Palliative Care services.

Contact Information for Inpatient Palliative Care

Telephone Number
(310) 267-7870 Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
(424) 259-8160 UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica