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Palliative Care ECHO

We partner with community practices caring for patients with serious illness and apply our interdisciplinary care team - a mix of physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, chaplains and more - to provide patient care support and education throughout Virginia. We have a long-standing palliative care program with an inpatient unit, consult service and supportive care clinic to provide serious illness care. Many communities in Virginia do not have access to palliative care, and we're here to help.

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Sessions are hosted on Zoom on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM ET.

Zoom Meeting ID: 958 8116 9000

Upcoming sessions: August 30, October 18, November 15, December 20, 2023. January 17, February 21, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, 2024

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About Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specialty that improves the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing problems associated with life limiting illness. Although most frequently associated with cancer, palliative care can be a resource for any patient with life limiting illness, including CHF, COPD, dementia, cirrhosis and end stage renal disease. In contrast to hospice, patients can access palliative care without being in the terminal stages of life and while continuing disease directed therapies.

Palliative care is holistic care that is generally provided by an interdisciplinary team and patients may be referred for:

  • symptom management, including pain, shortness of breath and anxiety
  • goals of care and code status
  • wishes for further disease directed care
  • transitions of care
  • patient/family support