Palliative Care

Getting Started with Palliative Care

Palliative care can be helpful during any stage of a serious illness, not just at the end of life. If you need more background information on palliative care, you can read our helpful post here.

Our providers focus on controlling symptoms like pain, breathlessness and fatigue. They also help patients and families understand their options in this very stressful time.

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HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care Team

Our team is comprised of compassionate nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians specially trained and certified in the medical practice of palliative care.

We are the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. We are part of the HopeHealth family of services.

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Ask the expert: What is palliative care?

Dr. Jenny Ritzau It is a term tossed around in our industry, to the point where patients can get confused, so we help to answer the simple question: what is palliative care? Palliative care is a relatively new medical subspecialty that helps patients who are living with a serious illness. Its recognition is growing, but people...

“I came to understand that [palliative care] is a doorway to improving life, not the doorway to death. It fuels me with information and education that empowers me to keep moving forward.”

—Marlene McCarthy, long-time breast cancer patient

Female palliative care doctor discussing goals of care with a male patient

How We Help

We provide palliative care to patients in a variety of settings.

Questions about palliative care?
Contact us at (844) 671-HOPE or or visit our Contact Page.

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