Palliative Care

Palliative care sees the person beyond the disease. It is a fundamental shift in health care delivery.
Nystrom and patient
Palliative care is specialized health care for people living with a serious illness.
This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress
of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both
the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of physicians,
nurses, and other specialists who work together with a
patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is
appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness,
and it can be provided along with curative treatment.

It is important to note that palliative care is based on need, not prognosis.

Reference: Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

Palliative Care

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Awarded $75K by Cambia Health Foundation to Improve Care for Seriously Ill Children and their Families

Funds to support an innovative program that will deliver onsite pediatric palliative care and behavioral health services.… Read More

Cambia Health Foundation Invests $1.5M in UCSF Division of Palliative Medicine to Improve Serious Illness Care through Innovation, Leadership and Collaboration

New Foundation grant to fund innovative projects, national convenings and education programs that will enhance the skills of all health care providers and improve the experience of patients.… Read More

2020 Year of the Nurse -- We Thank Our Sojourns® Scholar Nurses

2020 Year of the Nurse -- We Thank Our Sojourns® Scholar Nurses
Palliative care nurses are integral members of a patient’s interdisciplinary team and help to ensure all people with serious illness and their caregivers have access to quality palliative care.… Read More

Ellen Goodman Talks Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Ellen Goodman, co-founder of the Conversation Project, shares her personal experience of caring for her mom who had dementia.… Read More

Meet Our 2018 Sojourns® Scholars – Rebecca Wright, PhD

Meet Our 2018 Sojourns® Scholars – Rebecca Wright, PhD
This blog post and video is part of a series featuring the 2018 recipients of the Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program.… Read More

Improving Palliative Care Accessibility

Improving Palliative Care Accessibility
An insufficient workforce is one of the biggest challenges in meeting the needs of patients living with a serious illness, and their families.  One innovative project working to address this gap is the University of Washington (UW) Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care.  … Read More

Meet Our 2018 Sojourns® Scholars – Carey Candrian, PhD

Meet Our 2018 Sojourns® Scholars – Carey Candrian, PhD
This blog post and video is part of a series featuring the 2018 recipients of the Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program.… Read More

Meet Our 2018 Sojourns® Scholars – Joanna Paladino MD

Meet Our 2018 Sojourns® Scholars – Joanna Paladino MD
This blog post and video is part of a series featuring the 2018 recipients of the Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program.… Read More

Cambia Health Foundation and The John A. Hartford Foundation United to Improve Awareness and Access to Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care

The Cambia Health Foundation and The John A. Hartford Foundation today announced their partnership to co-fund seven national organizations working to improve care for older adults and other people facing serious illness and the end of life.… Read More

Meet Our 2018 Sojourns® Scholars - Cardinale Smith MD

Meet Our 2018 Sojourns® Scholars - Cardinale Smith MD
This blog post and video is part of a series featuring the 2018 recipients of the Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program.… Read More
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