Honoring and supporting the lived experience.

Improving overall quality of life for people living with life-limiting illness, and their caregivers.

Serious illness affects every aspect of a person’s life—not just physical. Maine Center for Palliative Medicine goes beyond expert medical care for pain and symptom management to include emotional, spiritual and social advocacy, guidance, and support.

How can MCPM help?

MCPM works to reframe the language of illness and determine goals for care based on what matters most to you and your family. We’re here to support and guide you and your loved ones in navigating the complex dynamics of serious illness.

Through partnerships with patients, families, caregivers and healthcare providers, we honor your lived experience.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is specialized medical care focused on improving quality of life for people living with serious illness, and their loved ones. Expert medical care is combined with emotional, spiritual, and social advocacy and support to provide whole-person care based on what matters most to an individual and their family.

Who Can Receive Palliative Care?

There is no age limit for palliative care. It can be provided to anyone at any stage of a serious illness.

Palliative care can be provided along with curative treatment or for individuals with a terminal diagnosis.

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