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University of Pittsburgh Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

Description
The University of Pittsburgh Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics was established to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from serious or life-limiting illnesses. This section was established to provide inpatient and outpatient palliative care, which focuses on giving patients physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual comfort when their diseases are no longer responsive to curative treatments. The Section provides comprehensive, coordinated services to patients and their families, with emphasis on: Relief from pain and other disturbing symptoms, Integration of physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of patient care, Development of a support system to help patients live as actively as possible, Assisting family members during a loved one's illness and in bereavement, Developing treatment and discharge plans for seriously ill patients and Discussing end-of-life issues.
Region
North America
Country
United States of America
City
Pittsburgh
Address
UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Suite 933W 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Website
https://www.upmc.com/services/palliative-and-supportive-institute/for-professionals-and-students/section-of-palliative-care-and-medical-ethics
Contact person
Asst Prof. Dr. Dio Kavalieratos, PhD,

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