Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition
The Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition (IEPCC) is a
non-profit organization working to educate, promote, and expand awareness of
palliative care programs and providers throughout the Inland Empire area of
We offer health care professionals education and information
on palliative care and an opportunity to network with other palliative experts.
Membership is open to individuals or organizations.
Join the Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition
and be a part of this important care movement!
Palliative care providers...
Provide expert relief from pain and other uncomfortable symptoms;
Assist in making difficult medical decisions;
Coordinate care and helps in navigating the often-complex
health care system;
Guide in making a plan for living well, based on needs, concerns,
and goals for care;
Provide emotional and spiritual support for you and your
Palliative care relieves physical, psychological,
and spiritual suffering and can accompany traditional treatments that are used
to treat chronic illness like cancer, diabetes, heart, and lung
diseases. It is a partnership between patient, medical specialists, and family.
Palliative care can aid in recovering from an serious illness by relieving symptoms
such as pain, anxiety or loss of appetite, that occur while undergoing difficult
medical treatments or procedures. In some cases patients with cancer who received
palliative care, were more likely to complete chemotherapy treatments and reported
a higher quality of life than those who did not.
Palliative care is certainly appropriate for patients with terminal illness,
but since it focuses on improved function and general quality of life,
it serves individuals and their families who have chronic and/or long-term diseases,
long before hospice or "end of life" care is needed.
Palliative care is provided in many hospitals by palliative care teams. These
hospital palliative care programs may also have an outpatient palliative care
clinic. It may also be available through home care agencies and nursing homes
with a palliative care programs.
The Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition
is a project of the Riverside County Physicians Memorial Foundation,
a 501 (c) 3 organization of the Riverside County Medical Association.