Palliative Care and Emergency Care

Palliative care is the physical, spiritual, psychological and social care of patients and families from diagnosis to death or cure of a life threatening illness. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of illness and is an approach that can be initiated in all settings, including the emergency department. The Emergency Department at EUH/EUHM have the ability to refer patients directly to hospice and palliative care services from the emergency department.

The Emory Department of Emergency Medicine seeks to be a leader in Palliative Care in the Emergency Setting with 3 board certified emergency physicians with board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Palliative Care Center

The Emory Palliative Care Center is a comprehensive program providing multidimensional collaboration through the unique services and expertise provided across Emory, its affiliates and community partners. Our promise is to foster state-of-the-art science, integrated educational programs and quality healthcare delivery through the committed approach by our Palliative Care clinical teams, educators and researchers.

We are dedicated to promoting the understanding and enhancement of quality of life in the context of serious, life threatening illness at any stage of illness and are fully engaged in the creation of physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and ethical healing opportunities for the patient, family and their communities.