Palliative care can be a powerful therapy for the pain and stress of serious illness. A new study shows it not only improves the quality of life, it actually extends it.

Guests

  • Dr. Atul Gawande Author, staff writer for New Yorker, surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health
  • Christina Tafe palliative care nurse practitioner at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital.
  • Dr. Jennifer Temel assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, an attending physician in thoracic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and lead author of the study of palliative care on terminal lung cancer patients.
  • Dr. Diane Meier Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in new York City.

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Barry Meier: “Missing Man”

Tuesday, May 24 2016Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

Tuesday, May 24 2016President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.