Palliative Care

Improving Quality of Life with Palliative Care

The inpatient palliative care programs at Scripps Health in San Diego seek to improve quality of life and decrease suffering for hospitalized patients with serious, chronic or life-threatening illness or health condition.

Our palliative care staff work closely with members of the medical care team — nurses, pharmacists, doctors and physical therapists — to ensure that patients and their families are as comfortable as possible, and understand all aspects of the care plan.

Scripps Health recognizes the importance of each component of patient support: that medical care is more than physical treatment, and must address the whole person.

Additionally, we coordinate palliative care with other programs at Scripps, including hospice care and home health services.

Palliative Care Locations

How Palliative Care Helps

  • Address the needs of patients and their families with a comprehensive evaluation
  • Coordinate all aspects of care, including medical, emotional and spiritual care
  • Manage pain and other adverse symptoms