Dr. Sandy Buchman, Medical Director & Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Care
"Palliative care is a holistic, inter-professional approach to health care for those experiencing life-limiting illness. It focuses on alleviating human suffering in all its domains - physical, psychosocial & spiritual - for patients and their loved ones with dignity and compassion."
Linh Chau, Administrative Assistant
"Palliative care is improvement in quality of life for both patient and family members through continuous compassionate support."
Alexia Tavares, Unit Secretary
"Palliative care is enhancing a person's current care by focusing on quality of life for them and their families"
Sandra Beattie, Project Coordinator
"Palliative care is holistic care - providing compassion, comfort, meaning, dignity and support for people facing the end of life and for their loved ones”.
Rabih Yehya, Clinical Team Manager
"Palliative care is our commitment and dedication to provide relief of physical, psychosocial and mental stress. We take into consideration patients' and their families' health goals and values, as well as their spiritual, existential, and religious beliefs."
Anna Tupis, Program Director, Ambulatory, Cancer and Transitional Care Programs
"Palliative care is focusing on life and quality, despite what is facing us. Each person has their own perception of what this looks like. It's also supporting the patient's "inner circle.""
Wendy Cheung, Program Director, Medicine
"Palliative and Supportive Care provides an added layer of support for patients experiencing a serious or chronic illness that may be progressive and life-limiting. The support comes in the form of providing patients with pain and symptom management and helping patients articulate their wishes as it relates to the goals of care and advance care planning."
Dr. Stan Feinberg, Medical Director, Ambulatory, Cancer and Transitional Care Programs
"Palliative care isn't about dying — it's about improving someone's quality of life as they define what is important to them."