In recent years a number of studies1- 3 have found that the integration of palliative care into oncology practice results in improved quality of life, better quality of end-of-life care, decreased rates of depression, better illness understanding, and greater patient satisfaction.
Eduardo Bruera. The Emergency Department Point of Palliative Care Access for Patients With Advanced Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2016;2(5):577–578. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.5321