Video: What Is Palliative Care?

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Palliative care refers to therapies and interventions that help people with cancer manage the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual issues that can accompany advanced disease. Nessa Coyle, a nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, explains how palliative care can help patients and their families cope with changes in treatment goals, and achieve the best quality of life possible. The palliative care team at Memorial Sloan Kettering includes pain specialists, psychiatrists, integrative medicine experts, and other healthcare professionals who work together to meet the individual needs of each patient.