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When should palliative care be integrated into cancer care?

May 11, 2015

Palliative care should be integrated into cancer care during any cancer stage and in patients at any age.

Palliative care is commonly confused with end-of-life care, but it is initiated at the time of a cancer diagnosis to relieve suffering throughout the duration of the disease.

What is end-of-life care?

May 8, 2015
End-of-life care for people with cancer consists of continued physical, mental and emotional care provided after medical testing and treatment is stopped when the cancer…
In the Journals

Clinical data indicate patient-specific risks for chemotherapy-related hospitalization

April 30, 2015
Individual patient clinical data available in electronic health records may predict the risk for palliative chemotherapy-related hospitalization, according to study…
David A. Fleming, MD In the Journals

End-of-life care discussions can lead to more thoughtful use of CPR

April 9, 2015
In a recently released position paper, leading internists are urging physicians to have honest end-of-life discussions with patients — including patient’s…
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When should palliative care be integrated into cancer care?

May 11, 2015
Palliative care should be integrated into cancer care during any cancer stage and in patients at any age. Palliative care is commonly confused with…

What is end-of-life care?

May 8, 2015
End-of-life care for people with cancer consists of continued physical, mental and emotional care provided after medical testing and treatment is…
In the Journals

Clinical data indicate patient-specific risks for chemotherapy-related hospitalization

April 30, 2015
Individual patient clinical data available in electronic health records may predict the risk for palliative chemotherapy-related hospitalization…
David A. Fleming, MD In the Journals

End-of-life care discussions can lead to more thoughtful use of CPR

April 9, 2015
In a recently released position paper, leading internists are urging physicians to have honest end-of-life discussions with patients —…
Marie A. Bakitas DNSc, CRNP In the Journals

Early initiation of palliative care offers benefits to patients, family caregivers

April 8, 2015
Early initiation of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer may not only improve their survival, but also reduce the depression and stress…

What is palliative care?

April 1, 2015
Palliative care — also known as supportive care or symptom management — is administered at the time of diagnosis of a serious illness…
The ultimate goals of palliative care and hospice care are different, according to Anne M. Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN, CENP, clinical director of the solid tumor malignancy program at City of Hope. “In palliative care, the interventions are often aggressive because the goal for the patient is to live well and to live longer,” Ireland said. Cover StoryPerspectivePublication Exclusive

ONS: Successful early integration of palliative care requires multidisciplinary approach

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2015
A multidisciplinary approach is necessary to support the integration of palliative care at the time of cancer diagnosis, according to a position…
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Palliative medicine under the microscope: Not every patient with cancer needs palliative care

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2015
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
In this edition of HemOnc Today, we cover the important topic of palliative management.In particular, we review the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS)…
David Hui In the Journals

Eight physical signs associated with impending death in patients with cancer

February 9, 2015
Eight physical signs, such as nonreactive pupils and a decreased response to verbal and visual stimuli, were associated with death within 3 days for…
In the Journals

Palliative care benefited patients with advanced pancreatic cancer

February 5, 2015
Patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who received palliative care underwent less aggressive end-of-life treatment, required fewer hospital…
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