palliative care

Palliative Care specialists at UC Davis have unique expertise to help support you and your family in dealing with a serious illness. We work together with your other doctors, to provide an extra layer of support while you are hospitalized.

Palliative care focuses on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people with serious illness and their families. It offers comfort, dignity, and quality of life through control of pain and other physical symptoms, along with relief of psychological, social and spiritual distress. Palliative care occurs simultaneously and in coordination with all other medical treatments. The goal is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and families during illness. UC Davis has experts in hospice and palliative medicine, and we consider these specialties central to our overall mission of providing compassionate, patient-centered health care.

UC Davis Health Palliative Care

The UC Davis Palliative Care Services team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, all with specialized training and expertise in helping people feel better through serious illness. Our team specializes in interdisciplinary medical care focused on relieving the pain, symptoms, and stress of serious illness. We work with the patient and, as appropriate, their family to navigate treatment plans to best achieve the patient's goals.

Download UC Davis palliative care brochure