Palliative Medicine

U-M Palliative Care

Welcome to the Adult Palliative Medicine Program, which is a unique collaboration between the Departments of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and the University Hospital. It unites palliative medicine specialists from across the Michigan Medicine health system and campus, serving as a major hub of palliative expertise. It not only allows us to provide thorough care for patients and families, but also to train new specialists, and to meet the need for increased research on how best to reduce the burden of chronic illness and deliver high quality palliative care. In addition to our adult palliative care, Michigan Medicine offers a comprehensive pediatric palliative care program.  

Our Mission

To optimize quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Palliative care can be provided throughout the continuum of a serious illness to addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families and loved ones. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and any stage of illness and can be provided along with other disease-specific treatments.