Palliative Care services are available at Utah Valley Hospital to provide specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. We work to provide patients with relief from symptoms, pain, and to reduce the stress of a serious illness — whatever the diagnosis.
What Palliative Care Can Do
Palliative care is supportive care that can be included at any stage of an illness. The goal of palliative care is to focus on:
- Quality of life
- Relief of upsetting symptoms
- Family support
The Palliative Care Team
The palliative care team includes a palliative care physician, an advance practice nurse, a nurse case manager, a social worker, and a chaplain. This team works with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Our palliative care team spends as much time as necessary communicating with you, your family, and your other doctors, and are here to support you and your family every step of the way.
Palliative Care Options
We provide palliative care in both an inpatient setting for hospital patients, and in our outpatient clinic.