Meier and Kelley Commentary Published in New England Journal of Medicine
Authors review paper on benefits of palliative care at early diagnosis
A commentary by Diane Meier, MD, FACP, Professor of Geriatrics and the Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Amy S. Kelley, MD,Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, on the benefits of palliative care at early diagnosis of serious or life-limiting illness and at the same time that all other appropriate and beneficial medical therapies are initiated was published in the August 19, 2010, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.
The commentary explores a study by Jennifer S. Temel, MD, et al., published in the same edition, on early palliative care in 151 patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.
Dr. Meier, Director of both the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
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