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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) recently published position statement on this issue.

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

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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)…
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…
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

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