Welcome to UNC Palliative Care

“In the UNC Palliative Care Program, our faculty and staff come to work every day focused on improving quality of life for people living with serious illness and their families.  To this end, we strive for excellence in clinical service, and we lead initiatives in research and education to promote better care and outcomes in the future.

You will find us working as hospital-based consultants for adults and children with serious illness, delivering palliative care services in oncology and general medicine clinics, and providing expert hospice and home-based palliative care.  We support fellowship training for physicians in Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and educational opportunities for students and trainees in medicine, advanced nursing and pharmacy.  Program faculty are engaged in diverse research projects addressing palliative care for persons with dementia, cystic fibrosis, cancer and other serious illnesses.  We are proud of the work we do, and welcome engagement and support from those who share this mission.”       – Dr. Laura C. Hanson, Director

Laura C. Hanson - Director of the UNC Palliative Care Program


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