We are very excited about the potential of our palliative care program, which is growing rapidly to meet the needs of patients, families, and care providers across the institution. Through symptom management, counseling to make sure that patients' preferences are understood and honored, and the facilitation of communication between health care providers, our transdisciplinary team approach strives to achieve the highest quality in patient and family centered care for those dealing with progressive illness and life change.
In addition to the provision of high quality patient and family centered care, our mission includes the education of medical providers at all levels, across the disciplines of medical practice, to impact how care is delivered not only at KU but also wherever our graduates go to practice, in the state of Kansas and beyond.
The needs for Palliative Care expertise across the health care system are immense and the challenge daunting. To this end, we have created endowment funds that help us to meet the clinical and educational needs of our patients, families, and health care partners, and learners. Donated dollars help to offset expenses incurred in the training of fellows, educational expenses for learners, nurses, social workers, bereavement and other training materials, etc. If you would be interested in helping to support our Palliative Care program in its clinical and educational missions through a donation, you may do so by contacting KU Endowment, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, use the link below to donate directly to our Palliative Care educational programs: