Department of Palliative Medicine

Workplace characteristics

What is palliative care and how can we help you

  • Palliative care is a specialized multidisciplinary care for people facing serious illness. It aims to provide relief from the symptoms and stress associated with serious diseases and to improve quality of life of the patient and his family, with respect to their wishes and values.
  • Palliative care provides a person facing serious illness much-needed support. It aims to gain general orientation in patient's situation and context of the illness, not only in the treatment of the ill organ.
  • It helps patients in coping with a new life situation, supports caregivers and loved ones. It facilitates orientation in the possibilities of social, welfare and healthcare support.
  • It helps to seek and formulate values and preferences of each person so that the treatment is consistent with his or her interests.
  • Palliative care is intended for all patients regardless of their age or serious illness stage.

Our services

  • Specialist care in palliative medicine in hospitalized patients, support in creation and formulation of therapeutic goals and priorities.
  • Psychological care for patients and their loved ones.
  • Symptomatic care for complicated and complex conditions.
  • Social counseling in patients with need for palliative intervention.
  • Spiritual support for patients of any religion, creed or belief, and also for their loved ones and caregivers.
  • Counseling for the mourning.
  • Education in the fields of difficult communication, palliative medicine and bioethics.
  • Case study seminars.

Contact information

  • adresa Karlovo nám. 32, 128 08 Praha 2 (Faculty Clinic, building C1, 1st floor)
  • telefon +420 601 102 816
  • email paliativni.pece@vfn.cz
MUDr. MgA. Kateřina Rusinová, Ph.D.
Head of Clinic
telefon+420 601 102 816
MUDr. Ondřej Kopecký
Head of Department
telefon+420 601 102 816
Bc. Zuzana Kadlecová
Head Nurse
telefon+420 601 102 816
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