ELEVATING THE PRACTICE OF SURGERY BY INCORPORATING PALLIATIVE CARE
The Surgical Palliative Care Society (SPCS) is an innovative interdisciplinary professional society dedicated to integrating high-quality
palliative medicine principles and practices into the care of surgical patients through mentorship, education, research, quality improvement and advocacy.
Surgical palliative care reveres each patient's values and honors their dignity by anticipating and managing all aspects of suffering - physical, psychological, social and spiritual - while employing parallel patient-centered state of the art procedures, operations, and critical care treatments. SPCS promotes a holistic vision of surgical practice that focuses on the well-being of the professional healthcare team, patients, families and caregivers by
touching all that hurts in surgical dis-ease.
CUTTING THROUGH THE MISCONCEPTION THAT SPECIALIZATION IS PREDICATED ON SEPARATION, SPCS RECOGNIZES THE VALUE OF INTEGRATING PALLIATIVE CARE -
TO OPTIMIZE SURGERY.