If you are hospitalized at Parnassus or Mission Bay, or have a loved one there, your doctors may collaborate with the inpatient palliative care consult team. The Parnassus team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the Mission Bay team is available five days a week. The team include a doctor, nurse, social worker and chaplain.
At Parnassus, we also have a unit with two comfort care suites that provide a more homelike setting for patients receiving end-of-life care and their families.
Research and Scholarly Activities
The Palliative Care Program also:
- Offers educational programs for resident physicians, medical students, fellows, professionals in fields related to palliative care, nursing students, faculty and staff
- Conducts research and quality improvement initiatives
Pediatric Palliative Care
For pediatric palliative care, please visit the Integrated Pain and Palliative Care (IP3) program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
The American Hospital Association's Circle of Life Award, which recognizes innovation in palliative and end-of-life care, honored the UCSF Palliative Care Program in 2007. The award is co-sponsored by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, American Medical Association, and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, with support by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
To learn how you can contribute to the UCSF Palliative Care Program, please contact Allison White at [email protected] or (415) 502-5868. You may also contribute online.