The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute is a centrally managed network of professionals who provide resources to improve the quality of life for patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses.
The doctors, nurses, and other professionals from our institute collaborate with caregivers and their patients throughout UPMC's:
We all work together to provide comfort to patients, families, and caregivers when they need it most, in ways that support the patient's goals.
The mission of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute is to:
The institute's vision is to promote enhanced quality of life, for all patients and families living with the burden of serious illness, through:
Listen to this segment from Pittsburgh's NPR station, WESA, where Dr. Robert M. Arnold, professor of medicine and Medical Director at UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute discusses end-of-life care and how better communication can improve the quality of life for terminally ill patients.