How Doctors Can Boost Cancer Patients’ Well-Being

According to a new study from researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, incurable cancer patients who receive spiritual care from doctors, nurses, and chaplains also receive less aggressive medical care and have a better quality of life as they approach death.
These are important findings, says Dr. Tracy Balboni, the study’s lead author, highlighting “the need to educate medical caregivers in being attentive to the frequent role of religion and spirituality in patients’ coping with advanced illness.”

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