Division Chief of Palliative Care
Contact: (505) 272-4868
Department of Internal Medicine
MSC 10 5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Palliative care is medical care focused on relief of pain, symptoms, and stress of serious illness, whatever the diagnosis or prognosis. The goal is to help alleviate physical, psychosocial and spiritual suffering, and to help achieve the best quality of life for patients and their families.
The Palliative Care adult in-patient consultation service consists of an interdisciplinary team of Palliative Care (PC) board certified physicians, advanced practice nurses, a clinical social worker, a health educator, Arts-in-Medicine providers and collaboration with the hospital’s Pastoral Care department. We see patients admitted to UNM Hospital who have serious or life threatening illness and help with pain and symptom management, clarification of goals of care, patient and family support and advance care planning.
The Palliative Care Conference: Developing Your Palliative Care Skill Set will be held at UNM Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education on October 29, 2016.
This course is designed for medical professionals of every discipline, as well as anyone dealing with palliative patients or clients in their personal or professional lives.
For additional information, please contact Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development at (505) 272-3942.