At MSK, supportive and palliative care is provided by an expert and highly collaborative team. This includes doctors, nurse practitioners, office practice registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, and clinical pharmacists.
The specialists in our Supportive Care Service collaborate with experts in neurology, anesthesiology, critical care, and other areas. We are part of the care for all of our patients from the time they are first diagnosed with cancer.
Doctors across MSK ask for our help in addressing symptoms, discussing patients’ goals for care, and planning for changes in where care is given.
The Supportive Care Service is part of the Division of Survivorship and Supportive Care. The department brings together palliative care, internal medicine, hospital medicine, integrative medicine, geriatrics, employee health and wellness, and urgent care.