Our journey began in 1998 with the mission to advance the educational
aims of our two disciplines, pain medicine and palliative care. This
website represents our third installment in the evolving process of
designing Web space to meet the needs of an ever-increasing online audience
of healthcare consumers and professionals seeking accurate, reliable
information on treatment options.
Chronic pain can have devastating effects on person's quality of life.
Pain management addresses the need for comfort, functional restoration,
and treatment of associated problems. Our integrative pain medicine
informs on complementary treatments.
Palliative care is a treatment model focused on caring for persons
with all types of serious illnesses, including cancer; AIDS; advanced
diseases of the heart, lungs, kidney and liver; and neurodegenerative
diseases, such as dementia. Palliative care includes a broad range of
treatments that together help the patient and family maintain a good
quality of life and face the end of life with comfort ensured, values
and decisions respected, and adequate support throughout the experience.
Our website, HospiceNYC.org,
address the special needs of loved ones facing the end of life.
We develop e-learning for clinicians in pain and symptom management.
Our section, For Professionals, also contains information on fellowships
and observerships within the Department, conferences, email discussion
groups, and a grand rounds schedule for professionals to assist in their
advancement and understanding of pain medicine and palliative care.
Family caregivers are never alone. Our site, Netofcare.org,
supports caregivers and provides a New York City database of caregiver
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