Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

The Division’s Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics and its staff focus on treating patients living with a serious illness. Our focus is on helping patients and their families have the best possible quality of life during their illness by managing physical or psychological symptoms, promoting coping, providing support and ensuring that the care the patient is getting is consistent with their values.

The clinicians of the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics work collaboratively with other health care professionals throughout UPMC to provide the support and services that can make living with serious illness less stressful:

Life has meaning. We are here to ensure that patients, families, and caregivers have the opportunity to experience each moment with dignity and grace.

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Division of General Internal Medicine Academic Offices

UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Suite W933
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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