Informed Patients Are More Likely to Choose Palliative Care

Laura M. Perry, BS and Michael Hoerger, PhD, MSCR
Published: Monday, Jul 03, 2017
 University of Illinois Cancer CenterLaura M. Perry, BS
 
Doctoral student
Department of Psychology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Michael Hoerger, PhD, MSCR
Michael Hoerger, PhD, MSC
 
Assistant Professor, Psychology
and Oncology
Tulane Cancer Center
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
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Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that is quickly expanding in oncology settings. The National Cancer Institute defines palliative care as “care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease,” 1 and it can be provided on an outpatient basis in conjunction with anticancer treatments at any point in the illness trajectory.
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