Palliative Care Services

The goal is to promote the highest quality of life for patients and their families.

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What is palliative care?

Covenant palliative care focuses on managing symptoms in patients with acute, chronic or life-threatening illness – regardless of the diagnosis. Symptoms might include pain, nausea, shortness of breath, and fluid retention. Palliative care strives to help patients better understand treatment options and customize treatments for individual needs. The goal is to promote the highest quality of life for patients and their families.

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How Palliative Care Works

Palliative care can be delivered on an inpatient and outpatient basis anytime during a patient’s illness. Palliative care can be provided throughout treatment for a serious illness and may be provided in conjunction with all other medical treatments.

About Palliative Care

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Covenant palliative care benefits include:
How is palliative care different from hospice care?
How to get palliative care
Tips for talking with your doctor about palliative care:


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Our Team

Our team of specialists is proud to serve the Knoxville area, some of them with more than 20 years experience.

A Not-For-Profit, Community-Owned Healthcare System

We are committed to improving the quality of life in East Tennessee through better health. In partnership with our generous donors, Covenant’s 10,000+ employees, physicians, and volunteers are providing the very best care for our patients and their families.

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