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Palliative Medicine


Palliative Medicine is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating and treating suffering. It does so throughout the continuum of illness by addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs that can accompany serious illness, as well as by facilitating patient autonomy, access to information and choice.


Palliative Medicine services are indicated across the entire course of a patient’s chronic illness, and its provision should not be restricted to the end-of-life phase.


Advance Directives

Learn why every person 18 years and older should have a healthcare proxy.
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What is Palliative Medicine?

Mindy McMinn, MD, answers your questions.

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End of Life Care

Discussions to have with loved ones.

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Spiritual Care

Being in a hospital can be unsettling for patients and family. Our Chaplains are ready to assist you.

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Grateful Patient

Thank a physician, nurse or staff member with a donation to the Crouse Health Foundation.

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