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You don’t have to live with discomfort. Palliative care specialists at the University of Miami Health System provide pain relief and comfort for patients — services that address both physical pain and the emotional toll that pain or serious illness can take on your life. That’s why we also offer emotional support for you and your family, whether you need help with difficult decisions related to health care or you simply need someone to listen.

Palliative care is specialized medical care to improve the quality of life for anyone living with a serious illness. It’s appropriate for people of all ages and at any stage of illness. We focus on providing you with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stresses of a health condition — whatever your diagnosis or prognosis. Our team works together with your other providers to improve your well-being as you go through treatment.

We can help you manage distressing symptoms related to long-term illness, such as pain, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, anxiety, and constipation. Our palliative care specialists also help you and your family have important conversations related to code status (including resuscitation and artificial life-support) and transition to hospice care when necessary.

Why Choose UHealth?

World-class care in an academic health center. As a research and teaching institution, we treat children and adults with proven, leading-edge procedures based on clinical studies performed at the Miller School of Medicine. Our doctors, residents, nurses, and therapists work together to improve health care.

Relief and comfort for chronic pain conditions. Due to our renowned expertise, we receive referrals for patients from all over the world. Our doctors are dedicated to providing best practice pain management services and a customized treatment plan to each patient through the most comprehensive pain interventions offered in South Florida.

Palliative care to improve well-being for you and your family. Our palliative care specialists focus on your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, to help improve quality of life for you and your family. We offer palliative care in combination with curative medical treatment.

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