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.


  • 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.

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