Palliative Care

Palliative Care
Palliative care is specialized care used to provide extra support to patients with serious chronic illnesses. Our focus is to help patients and families improve quality of life by addressing symptom needs, defining care goals, and facilitating communication with providers involved in their care. We provide personalized and individualized care based on the values and goals of our patients, their families and expert medical opinions.

What We Address (COPE):   

•  Care decisions, including open discussions about treatment choices and advance care planning.
•  Overwhelming symptoms, for example, pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping.
•  Psychosocial distress that may include anxiety, depression, fears, and spiritual tension.
•  End-Stage disease with a focus on the entire well-being of the person and family.

Palliative care is provided at the same time as all other medical treatments and is designed to facilitate coordination of care and patient access to information. The palliative care practice currently consists of board-certified palliative care physicians, including a medical director, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, as well as spiritual care and administrative support teams.

Online donations

We are thankful for the generous support from friends and donors like you. Contributions to Palliative Medicine help fulfill our promise of providing word-class care. To make a gift, please contact Bon Secours Hampton Roads Foundations at 757-889-5900 or donate online at