Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Palliative care is a field of medicine that coordinates and supports the management of the specialties of curative medicine while helping the patient and the family live with the disease.

Medicine today has become so super specialized that the patient, the person with the disease, is often lost in the curative treatment.

The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Unlike hospice care, palliative care can be provided at the same time as disease-directed treatments; it is appropriate at any age and at any stage of a serious illness.

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Growing Demand

GROWING DEMAND,  LIMITED SUPPLY

Only 1 in 1,200 persons living with serious disease currently has access to palliative medicine.

Demand is expected to increase over the next 25 years as the baby boomer generation reaches old age.

A major barrier facing the expansion of palliative care services is the lack of trained palliative medicine practitioners.

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OUR GOALS

Raise charitable funds to support the training of palliative care practitioners and to increase awareness of palliative medicine.
  1. Establish an endowed chair in palliative medicine through Yale University and Yale School of Medicine More
  2. Raise $40 million and create an endowment to support training programs in Palliative Medicine.
  3. Support Center of Excellence programs, replicable nationally, in primary and specialty palliative care, that help patients and their families live with serious disease.
  4. Increase the number of palliative care practitioners.
  5. Educate the community and policymakers about palliative care.
These goals will have a ripple effect nationwide in how palliative care is provided to patients and their families.

Endowing this position will:

  • Assure, in perpetuity, that the Yale Medical School will be able to retain / attract a world-class, recognized leader in palliative care to direct the program
  • Enable the program to attract additional funds and appeal to the most sought-after trainees

BUILDING A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE

The Palliative Care Service at Yale New Haven Health is dedicated to the care and comfort of patients with serious illness and their families.  Under the direction of Jennifer Kapo, MD, the Palliative Care Service provides comprehensive interdisciplinary care to patients and their families.  The Sherwin B. Nuland Foundation for Palliative Care is working in coordination with the Yale Palliative Care Service to grow and enhance the building of this Center of Excellence.

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NEWS & EVENTS

To Life! A Gospel Concert

To Life! A Gospel Concert
Battell Chapel, Yale University,
November 18, 2017 @ 8pm