Penn's Inpatient Consultative Palliative Care provides medical treatment and comfort care during all stages of serious illness. Palliative care is different from hospice care, which provides medical management and support during the last stages of life.

Palliative Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital

Penn Medicine's team of palliative care specialists at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital meet with and assess patients who are admitted and may benefit from palliative care services. 

Inpatient consultation includes focused discussions with you and your family on goals, pain and symptom management and emotional and spiritual support. The team also makes recommendations for follow-up with outpatient palliative care and/or home care after you are discharged from the hospital.

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