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Hospice and palliative medicine focuses on the comprehensive care of patients with terminal illness, including pain management and end-of-life care. A physiatrist who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine possesses the expertise to minimize suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. The physiatrist works with an interdisciplinary team to maximize quality of life while addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both the patient and the family. The demand for specialists in this area continues to increase with longer life expectancy and improved management of life-threatening illness.

Subspecialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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