Palliative Care Program

For patients who are dealing with serious illnesses, it’s important to know there is specialized medical care focused on relief from symptoms, pain and stress.

Whether it’s a curable illness, a chronic disease or end-of-life issues, palliative (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) care aims to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

At UAMS, palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work with a patient's other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.

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Dr. Sarah Harrington, Palliative Care Specialist

Dr. Sarah Harrington, director of the UAMS Palliative Care Program, defines palliative care.

The Joint Commission National Quality Approval

UAMS has Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Palliative Care and is the only hospital in Arkansas to achieve this designation. The inpatient Palliative Care Program is nationally recognized as demonstrating exceptional patient and family-centered care in order to optimize quality of life for patients with serious illnesses.



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