Palliative Care

Duke Palliative Care provides compassionate care, innovative teaching and pioneering research to relieve the suffering for patients with serious illness and their loved ones.

Duke Palliative Care offers:

  • Inpatient consultation services across the Duke University Health System
  • Educational programs for students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff
  • Research on topics including
    • Improving communication between patients and their health care providers
    • Better understanding the experience of seriously ill patients and their families
    • Effectiveness of symptom-directed therapies.