Hospital-Based Medicine Institute

Palliative care

Home Services Palliative care

Providing an extra layer of support for your diagnosis

If you are faced with a serious illness, you may benefit from Novant Health Palliative Care. Also known as supportive care, this specialized service is designed to maximize quality of life for you and your loved ones by minimizing the symptoms, pain and stress associated with your diagnosis.

At Novant Health, we recognize that it takes a team approach to manage serious illness. That’s why our services provide an extra layer of support during treatment. Our specially trained doctors, nurses and support staff work directly with you and your other doctors to provide the care that’s right for you.

Our services include:

  • Expert treatment of symptoms such as pain, nausea, fatigue and anxiety
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Assistance with decision making and guidance with treatment choices
  • Assistance with advance directives, such as a Health Care Power of Attorney and living will
Can I benefit from palliative care?

While anyone with a serious illness can benefit from palliative care, there are certain diagnoses for which it can be especially helpful. Learn more.

Where is palliative care offered?

If you are hospitalized due to serious illness, you may receive a palliative care consultation before you are discharged, which will help you better understand your illness and make informed decisions about your care.

We also coordinate care with services outside the hospital, such as home care, nursing homes or – if appropriate – hospice.

Some of our facilities offer specialty outpatient clinics for heart and cancer patients. Learn more about these programs in Winston-Salem.