Comfort and quality of life are important aspects of palliative care. Our team provides specialized care by:

  • Maintaining independence and comfort
  • Treating symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety, depression, shortness of breath and insomnia
  • Assisting with decision making, setting goals and organizing advance planning needs
  • Providing guidance for hospital discharge plans

A Compassionate and Experienced Team

Sentara Palliative Care Specialists consists of an interdisciplinary team with expertise in disease treatment and symptom management:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians

This team works closely with a patient’s physician to coordinate the best possible care by taking time to:

  • Understand patients’ personal goals, family dynamics and cultural and religious values
  • Facilitate communication between patients and their physicians
  • Work closely with patients and families – attending to their emotional, spiritual and practical needs
  • Connect patients with beneficial hospital and community resources
  • Ensure continuity of care between clinical settings