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Palliative Care

The Community Palliative Care Program optimizes quality of life by focusing on the treatment of pain or other symptoms, and by addressing emotional and spiritual needs. The Community Palliative Care team works collaboratively with a patient’s treating physicians, offering additional specialized care. Assistance is provided for fatigue, insomnia, weight loss, pain, anxiety, and emotional needs. The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara partners with the physician, nurse practitioner and nurses of the Palliative Care Program in order to ensure that patients are comfortable, family caregivers are educated and supported and that any concerns are shared with the oncologists.