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 home health services.
- 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