Tue May 24, 2011
By Farah Dosani
Ft. Myers – When it comes to treating terminal illness, palliative care is often seen as the end of the fight. It focuses on quality of life rather than cure and is usually integrated in a patient's final days or weeks in the form of hospice. A recent study shows that palliative care can not only help people live better, but also longer. As Farah Dosani reports, those in the field call for changing the way we view and use this so-called "end-of-life" care.