The article features Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, “My goal was to try and live the best possible life for as long as possible,” says Dr. Berman. "One of Berman’s main goals was to continue working in her job as a senior program officer for The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City, a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the health and well-being of older adults. Almost immediately, she and her physician arranged for outpatient palliative care."
"Berman credits palliative care with allowing her to continue to do her work and travel with minimal discomfort and little downtime. A review of randomized controlled trials published Sept. 28 in Annals of Behavioral Medicine indicates that she is not alone in her positive experience. According to the study, outpatient palliative care is associated both with longer life and better quality of life for patients with advanced cancer."
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