Palliative Care — A Shifting Paradigm


This editorial by Diane Meier, M.D. and Amy Kelley, M.D., M.S.H.S. gives a very in-depth definition of palliative care, how it is best used in practice and where the future of palliative care research lies.  It introduces the study conducted by Temel and colleagues, Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer, which presents the results of a randomized controlled trial of early palliative care in addition to traditional cancer treatment for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.


The New England Journal of Medicine


N Engl J Med 2010; 363:781-782August 19, 2010

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Journal Article


Amy S. Kelley, M.D., M.S.H.S. and Diane E. Meier, M.D.