FOX 34 Your Health: Palliative medicine at UMC

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Updated: 10/14/2013 10:36 am
There is a brand new addition to University Medical Center, the Supportive Care Unit.

The unit is based on the principles of palliative medicine, an option for some terminally ill or chronically ill patients.

Ahead of Palliative Care Month in November, the Supportive Care Unit's medical director, Dr. Tommie Farrell, stopped by for an interview on Good Day Lubbock.

"It's a place that is set aside for people that are dealing with life threatening illness, difficult decisions, or difficult symptom management," he explained.

One of the unit's most important features, he said, is that there is plenty of space for families. It features sitting areas, a play room, and a meeting room where physicians can have important talks with family members.

Click on the attached video to learn more.
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