Palliative Care Unit

Duration and duties


Fellows rotate four weeks at a time:

  • For adult-focused fellows: four to eight weeks
  • For pediatric-focused fellows: four weeks


  • Provides fellows clinical experience regarding the needs, resources, and barriers to providing palliative care for patients in a long-term care setting
  • Round daily with an interdisciplinary team of health care workers
  • Provide comprehensive medical and psychosocial care to veterans and their families with interdisciplinary team members and under the supervision of the hospice and palliative care unit medical directors
  • Attend biweekly ethics committee meetings and participate in all facility-based educational conferences


  • Fellows may be asked to do call once every four weeks


Minneapolis VA Health Care System Palliative Care and Hospice Services