Once an illness is determined to be terminal, the focus of care changes from treatment designed to fight the disease to palliative care - designed to relieve suffering and provide the patient with the highest possible quality of life. Pain management is an important part of palliative care. Under the care of physicians and nurses, there is absolutely no reason why anyone facing end of life needs to suffer the sever pain that is common with life-limiting illness. The Windber Hospice team provides expert pain management using a combination of medications, relaxation, integrative therapies and spiritual support.