I often hear from the families of patients who are fighting an illness, such as cancer, wondering when the right time for palliative care is. Most people think of it later than is ideal, in fact, raising it only as a measure to be addressed towards the end of life. In contrast, there is now a movement towards what has been called “early palliative care” – getting help when it is needed, rather than waiting until all other treatments have been stopped.
Why palliative care should come sooner than end-of-life
by Sonja Marshall | Sep 29, 2014 | News