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How supportive care teams help dying cancer patients


The time has come to say, “Your cancer is terminal and you need to get your life in order.” Who has this difficult job and how can they help ease the pain? David Hui, M.D., medical director of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, and Chaplain Steven Thorney, are part of MD Anderson’s Supportive Care Center. Here they help patients get their physical and emotional symptoms under control and work with them to establish end-of-life goals. In this podcast, Hui and Thorney reflect on ways they support and comfort patients as they near their passing.

Guests: Chaplain Steven Thorney and David Hui, M.D.

© 2015 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center