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Palliative Care

Palliative care for comfort and quality of life

If your serious illness is accompanied by symptoms that affect your quality of life, you can find relief. Caring and compassionate professionals at the Fairview Palliative Care Program can help you manage pain and discomfort.

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Palliative care focuses on all your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. No matter what your diagnosis, we’ll work to reduce your pain. To provide an extra layer of support, our palliative care team of doctors, nurses and other specialists will also work with your doctor.

Patients cared for by palliative care teams at Fairview can expect:
  • Relief of pain and other signs of illness such as nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety and loss of appetite
  • Attention to all sources of distress that affect healing, including social and spiritual problems
  • Clear communication between the patient, family and health care team
  • Smooth transitions between care settings
  • Well-informed decisions about all aspects of care
  • A plan for treatment that is in line with patient goals and values  

Visit getpalliativecare.org to learn more about palliative care.

Programs and services 
A leader in supportive care
Our expert palliative care consultation ensures that you receive the services that most benefit you and your family. This caring and thorough consultation includes evaluation with a doctor, nurse, clinical social worker and chaplain. 

In 2003, our program was designated as a Palliative Care Leadership Center by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Because of our recognized leadership, we train other hospitals to develop and expand their palliative care programs.

Palliative care fact sheet (PDF)  

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Palliative Care

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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