Patient Care

Improved quality of life for patients

Palliative medicine specialists in our division work as part of a team of allied health care professionals who provide a broad range of palliative care including:

  • management of pain and other symptoms
  • social, psychological, emotional and spiritual support
  • occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social work
  • bereavement support
  • music therapy
  • support for family, friends and caregivers
  • information about financial, legal and other services
  • end of life care

Physicians provide 24-hour, seven-day-a-week emergency and on-call coverage for the Integrated Palliative Care Service, which includes patients in the community and hospital. Our division members provide attending inpatient service coverage, inpatient consultation service, outpatient clinics and home consults, as well as visits to nursing homes.