Palliative Care - John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

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Palliative Care

Sheila Vogel,LMSW
Palliative Care Coordinator


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About the Program

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), 2002.

Palliative Care Options

Outpatient Clinic

  • Pain management
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Practical guidance
  • Bereavement counseling

Inpatient Consultation

  • Guidance with treatment options
  • Complex medical decisions
  • Psychosocial and spiritual support

Inpatient Hospice Unit

  • Veterans for whom end-of-life care needs cannot be met in the home

More Information

Contact Info


  • John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 313-576-1000 Ext. 63203

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.