Palliative Care

A nurse talks with a patient in palliative care.

Palliative Care provides pain management and relief of symptoms to those experiencing life-threatening, progressive or terminal illness.

Palliative Care focuses on physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs while remaining sensitive to the uniqueness of each individual.

Grief and bereavement support are part of this caring process.

The Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program (PPSMCP) of Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, provides multi-disciplinary hospice palliative care education and consultation services to health care providers across the continuum of care.

This Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care through the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). The primary purpose of the PPSMCP is to build the capacity of service providers to provide quality hospice palliative care.