Palliative consultation hour


Consulting, planning and support

The Palliative medicine consultation hour offers medical and psychosocial counselling for patients with incurable, progressive diseases and their relatives.

The provision of optimal patient care also outside our ward is ensured in cooperation with general practitioners and specialists, nursing services and specialised outpatient palliative care providers.

Our tasks and offers include:

  • Mediation of internal psychosocial services: psycho-oncology, pastoral care, social service,
    art and music therapy
  • Introduction of supporting measures through nutritional counselling and physiotherapy
  • Outpatient care of former inpatients to maintain symptom control
  • Planning and coordination of the statistic admission to our palliative care unit
  • Counselling of patients and relatives regarding palliative medical care in outpatient care
    and the stationary area
  • Early preparation and planning of treatment in the palliative situation
  • Continued care of oncological patients after palliative chemotherapy or during therapy breaks
  • Mediation of external counselling services: hospice services, mourning groups, self-help groups
  • Advice on living wills, powers of attorney and precautionary measures
  • Symptom control and relief in cases of shortness of breath, nausea, loss of appetite or anxiety
  • Pain therapy in close cooperation with the pain team of anesthesiology

The palliative medical consultation is part of the life with tumor consultation hours.
The brochure gives you further information (in German)

You can find the exact consultation hours in the Schedule of UCCH Outpatient Clinics (in German)

Medical Director of Palliative Care:

Prof. Dr. med. Karin Oechsle

Management of the consultation hour:

Dr. Aneta Schieferdecker

Further doctors:

Dr. Anja Coym, Dr. Jens Weidmann, Dr. Thomas Stübig