About Palliative Care

Palliative Care

For many patients, palliative care starts shortly after the diagnosis of a serious illness and focuses on improving a person's quality of life throughout the course of the illness. Patients often receive palliative care along with other medical treatments, such as intensive care, cardiac or cancer care, and hospice care. 

Mayo Clinic Health System’s palliative care team is committed to improving your comfort and quality of life, and the lives of all those affected by serious or life-threatening illnesses. We are dedicated to providing excellent care, as well as building a better future through research and education for professionals and the public that improve the quality of and access to these important services.


Related Resources

Watch Dr. Cory Ingram talk about topics related to Palliative Care. Guest Linda Sandberg also describes her family's experience with Palliative Care.