Live longer with palliative care?

Live longer with palliative care?

Life & Death Matters Post

A study published last summer in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who received palliative care early after diagnosis had a better quality of life and lived longer than those who received standard care. These patients also received less aggressive care. This research has received much publicity in the American newspapers in the past month. Link for the journal article:

This may help to clarify the goals of palliative care for people who are concerned that palliative care shortens life.


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Courtney Murrell is a PSW who works in hospice palliative care.

When she is not at work, she is spending time with her family, going on hikes or writing. Courtney is a lifelong learner and loves to share her passion for writing as a wellness practice.

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