Advances in Palliative Care

Imagine Palliative Care

"We are set up with expert faculty, with a nationally recognized team of providers that want to partner with us, and I truly think we can make a difference."

Did you know?

  • It is estimated that of the South Carolinians who died in 2018, 54% would have benefited from palliative care. These 27,245 reported deaths resulted from the following major chronic conditions: cancer, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and motor neuron diseases.
  • In 2018, approximately 313,000 South Carolinians served as caregivers for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia. These caregivers provided nearly 357 million hours of unpaid care, valued at more than $4.5 billion.
  • As of May 2019, there were only 219 nurses certified in palliative care in South Carolina.

Be bold, be part of the solution

  • Thanks to the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation, the MUSC College of Nursing is working on a new advanced practice specialty program in palliative care. This will be the first such program in the nation and will increase the number of palliative care practitioners in the health care workforce. Scholarships are needed to recruit and support these students.
  • Please consider a gift to the Corinne V. Sade Fund for Palliative Care Education to support continuing education for nurses, scholarships, and curriculum development at the MUSC College of Nursing.
  • Begin a fund in a loved one’s memory to support palliative care and start changing what’s possible in health care.  

To learn more, please contact Anahita Modaresi at or 843-792-8421.