Patient Care

An Extra Layer of Support

Duke Palliative Care teams provide an extra layer of support for people facing serious life-threatening illnesses and their families. The foundation of our program is the provision of evidence-based, compassionate, and holistic care of patients and their loved ones in an array of settings. Our care includes:

  • Acute pain management, post-operatively or in a medically complex patient
  • Aggressive symptom management (e.g. dyspnea, nausea, depression, anxiety, constipation, etc.)
  • Psychosocial support for patients, caregivers, and families
  • Goals of care clarification with patients and families
  • Advance Care planning

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Clinical Services

Duke Palliative Care provides the following services

Adult Inpatient Services Services offered at the three hospitals within Duke University Health System
Pediatric Inpatient Services Consultation services provided in the Children's Health Center at Duke University Hospital
Outpatient Services Ambulatory consultation and co-management of patient care offered at the three DUHS hospitals
Inpatient Adult Hospice Services Provided in a 12-bed facility inpatient hospice facility and a 4-bed General Inpatient Unit at Duke Regional Hospital

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