Florida Palliative Care Coalition
FPCC is committed to improving quality of life for the thousands of Floridians and their families and caregivers impacted by serious, chronic and/or advanced illness. We aim to be the one voice and focal point for advancing palliative care in our state.
Palliative Care Defined
Palliative care is a specialized team-based approach of care for people with serious or advanced illnesses that effectively addresses the associated physical, psychological, and spiritual pain and symptoms. It can be provided at any stage of a serious illness, includes medical interventions, and encompasses effective advanced care planning/goals of care discussions, education, and information on the patient’s illness.
Palliative care has been cited as one of the most impactful ways our health care system can improve the quality of care for the growing number of patients living with serious illness.