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Palliative care is a medical specialty devoted to relieving pain and providing physical, psychological and spiritual comfort to patients who have complex
or challenging problems associated with serious illness. It is appropriate for patients of any age with any diagnosis, from cancer to heart, kidney or liver disease.
Currently, palliative care is only offered in the hospital. To ensure quality care for all patients with advanced illness, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is working with community partners to expand palliative care beyond the walls of the hospital.