Palliative Medicine

The Specialty

Palliative medicine is the active holistic care of patients with advanced life limiting illness. The job involves symptom control as well as psychological, social and spiritual care

The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Often this involves working closely alongside other health care professionals particularly other specialty consultants, clinical nurse specialists and GPs. Palliative Medicine is delivered across a variety of settings including home, hospice, hospital and outpatient clinics.