Early Palliative Care Improves Coping, Quality of Life for Patients with Incurable Cancers

September 8, 2016

(Eurekalert) – A randomized clinical trial found that introducing palliative care shortly after a diagnosis of certain metastatic cancers greatly increases a patient’s coping abilities, as well as overall quality of life. Researchers also found that early integration of palliative care results in an increase in discussions about patient end-of-life care preferences.