An analysis of select responses to a survey conducted by researchers from the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University identified oncology nurses' comfort level in handling end-of-life care and patient education.
In a prospective study, researchers assessed survival and quality of life measures for patients with advanced cancer in relation to where they are discharged from hospital: postacute care (PAC), hospice, or home without hospice.
Researchers reported trends of aggressiveness of cancer care near the end of life (ACCEoL) have remained unchanged in adult patients despite increasing resources for integrated palliative care in a presentation at ESMO 2017 Congress.
Hospice services and effective health care strategies are underutilized by patients with AML leading to suboptimal end-of-life care.
Novel intervention focuses on caregivers' beliefs, knowledge, and skills regarding home care for patients with cancer resulting in improved pain management and better overall care at the end of life.
A London hospice facility's experiment with virtual reality offers patients at the end of life the chance to explore the world beyond their bed.
Most terminally ill patients have accurate prognostic awareness of their condition and tend to become more aware as their condition deteriorates.
Grief over a loved one's impending death may manifest as other emotions or difficult-to-manage behavior. This month's column describes how families may express their grief as anxiety about their loved one's care, an attempt to take control of the situation, or anger toward the clinicians involved in their loved one's care.
Nurse navigators have the education, experience, and skill set to provide patients with effective palliative care, and to provide the family with the support they need.
A lack of needed transfusion services was cited as why many hematologic oncologists are less likely to refer their patients with blood cancers to home hospice care.
Researchers find many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications
A pilot project of a protocol for optimizing care of the family at end-of-life.
Palliative care and end-of-life care are top research priorities for oncology patients and nurses.
Standardized palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancer improved postdischarge activities and use of services.
Universal screening of women with gynecologic malignancies for early palliative care decreased the use of aggressive measures at the end of life.
Live-streamed videos are a novel and forward-thinking approach for individuals to learn about end-of-life (EOL) planning and decision-making, according a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Studies of end-of-life (EOL) care for pediatric patients have been limited to single institutions or lacked detailed clinical data. Therefore, researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine predictor of, and trends in, high-intensity EOL care in this patient population.
A new card game helps patients and caregivers broach the difficult subject of end-of-life wishes and prioritize what's most important in their planning.
Sociodemographic, insurance, and clinical characteristics are associated with experience with physicians and medical care among patients with cancer in their last year before death.
Early care after an incurable cancer diagnosis improves quality of life and also increases the chances of having end-of-life discussions.
Managing pain with opioids and keeping a close eye on adverse effects is an important part of cancer care. But there is room for improvement in pain management tools, and nurses play a key role in their evolution.
In a large cohort of hematologic oncologists surveyed in the United States, standard end-of-life quality measures were highly acceptable, but unrealistic patient expectations are the greatest impediment to quality end-of-life care.
Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care than do patients with many other chronic conditions, recent research indicates.
The intensity of end-of-life care for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes may be optimal in terms of hospice use, a recently published study has shown.
Patients with advanced cancer view life goals as distinct from and less important than treatment goals, according to a recent study.
Families of patients dying of cancer believe their loved one had better care when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, according to new research.
Earlier hospice enrollment, avoidance of ICU admissions within 30 days of death, and death occurring outside the hospital were associated with perceptions of better end-of-life care.
Cancer patients in their last weeks of life may have end-of-life experiences, including dreams and visions. A study from researchers at a hospice found that these events are an important part of a patient's dying process.
Hospital-based physicians exhibit significantly fewer positive, rapport-building nonverbal cues with black patients than with white patients when discussing end-of-life care.
Survey Shows Clinician Opinions on Timing of End-of-life Discussions for Patients With Blood CancersJanuary 04, 2016
In a survey on end-of-life (EOL) discussions, hematologic oncologists reported that these discussions with patients who have blood cancers occur too late, according to a recent report.
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