The Palliative Care Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was established in 1999.
Our service provides care for patients and families who face life-threatening illnesses such as:
- Heart Failure
- Pulmonary Disease
- Progressive Neuromuscular Disease
- Advanced Liver and Renal Disease
- Cerebral Vascular Disease (Stroke)
The Palliative Care team is made up of a number of disciplines, including doctors and nurses, a social worker, music therapist and chaplain. Together, we offer pain and symptom management, assistance in determining goals of care, support in dealing with emotional stress and social issues, and spiritual support.
The team works with the patient's primary medical doctor. A physician may contact the Palliative Care Consultation Service for assistance with any patient admitted to UI Hospitals and Clinics.