Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

For Health Care Providers

The Division’s Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics is a multidisciplinary group of caregivers and professionals who strive to improve their patients’ quality of life by managing pain, fear, anxiety, and other symptoms of serious illness.

In outpatient clinics, nursing facilities, hospitals, and other locations, we coordinate and provide support that can make life more comfortable for patients and their families, including:

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Spiritual
  • Social support

Our dedicated professionals work with other groups to care for the needs of patients who are recovering from an injury or dealing with a serious illness. In each case, treatment and care plans are carefully designed to help each patient meet his or her goals.

For more information about the services we provide, please visit the patient-oriented Services section of our site.


If you would like additional information, please call Dr. Jane Schell at 412-692-4834.

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Division of General Internal Medicine Academic Offices

UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Suite W933
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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