Palliative Care

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Palliative Care

Palliative medicine takes a holistic approach to care for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses, living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life. Pain and symptom management is important, as serious illness can cause physical, social, and psychological symptoms such as pain, nausea, fatigue, depression and anxiety that can deteriorate your quality of life.

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Susan Ruetzel, NP

Meet Susan Ruetzel, NP with Sentara Palliative Care Specialists.

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Transitioning to end of life is difficult, but having a supportive team and environment to enjoy precious time with family makes the journey easier.

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