Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care?

If you or a loved one is facing a long-term illness, you are not alone. The Palliative Care team at Parkland is here to help you and your family with physical, spiritual and emotional care and comfort.

Palliative (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) care helps provide relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both you and your family. Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work together to provide extra support. You can receive this type of care at any age and at any stage in a serious illness. You can receive palliative care while you are being treated for your illness. Some people may believe palliative care is the same thing as hospice. Palliative care is not hospice – it is an approach to treatment for anyone who is trying to live well in the face of a serious illness.

Services We Provide:

  • Symptom management (such as pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue)
  • Support to help you carry on with daily life and manage stress
  • Support for your family and caregivers
  • Help in tolerating medical treatments
  • Help in understanding your choices for treatment and help to have more control over your care
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Projects or activities to honor your life or life of a loved one (legacy projects)
  • Bereavement services

Our team is made up of specially trained professionals who will focus on your health and make your care as manageable and convenient as possible. Our providers include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Psychologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Clinical staff specialists
  • Medical practice assistants
  • Bereavement specialists

Everyone in our group has requested to work in this field and is deeply motivated to take excellent care of you.


If you would like to see a palliative care provider, request a referral from your primary care provider or specialist.

Contact Us


Moody Outpatient Center: 3rd Floor (3B)
5151 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75235

Monday–Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

How to Prepare for My Visit?

  • Bring all your medicines.
  • Bring a family member or someone important to you.

Bring any advance care planning documents (Medical Power of Attorney or Directive to Physicians) if you already have them. If you do not have these documents, do not worry. We will provide them or you can get access to them under section titled “Healthcare Forms

Healthcare Forms

Healthcare decisions are a part of the palliative care process. The following forms are choosing your care preferences ahead of time. Doing this ahead of time can help your decisions to be respected. For more information about these forms, see our guide to Making Your Healthcare Decisions in Advance. Ask your healthcare provider if you would like help completing these forms.

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