Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Palliative Care Team

Palliative Care Medicine program

Palliative Care Medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on improving and maintaining quality of life for patients with complex or serious illness.  Palliative care offers a lifeline as people attempt to navigate through uncharted territory providing:

  • relief of distressing symptoms such as shortness of breath, pain, anxiety, and spiritual or emotional suffering;
  • information to help people accurately understand their condition and options;
  • choices to enable people to set their goals for treatment and make decisions about care, to advocate for their goals and ensure that their values and beliefs guide their care; and
  • continuity with familiar people working with patients and families day after day as they move from one unit to another or are re-admitted.

Philanthropic Need:

  • $250,000 in annual program support
  • $4 million endowment

Support Martha Jefferson Palliative Care


500 Martha Jefferson Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Phone: (434) 654-8258
Fax: (434) 654-7316





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