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Hospice symptom management system benefited patients, caregivers

October 23, 2014

Read the Perspective from Jyoti D. Patel, MD

A telephone-based symptom monitoring and coaching system improved patient symptoms and their caregiver’s well-being during hospice care, according to study results presented at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.

“Within hospice care, there is this important triad that is made up of the hospice nurse, the dying patient and the family caregiver,” researcher Bob Wong, PhD, director of applied statistics and research associate professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing, said during a press conference. “This study differs from many studies in the past that have focused on either the patient or just the caregiver themselves.”

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Hospice symptom management system benefited patients, caregivers

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