In recent years, an increasing number of cancer patients were found to be assigning durable power of attorney.
Investigators examined the intensity of end-of-life care for teens and young adults who died between the ages of 15 and 39 years of age.
More than two-thirds of adolescents and young adults dying as a result of cancer underwent at least one aggressive intervention during the last month of life.
Effective patient-centered palliative care is contingent on access to supportive care, which may be lacking in rural areas. In this pilot program, researchers demonstrated a model that bridges that gap.
Earlier introduction of palliative care for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer is associated with lower hospital costs, according to a recent study.
Earlier palliative care consultation during hospital admission is associated with lower cost of hospital stay.
Early intervention should be offered to young women with breast cancer on ovarian function suppression and tamoxifen, who experience poorer quality of life (QOL) in the early survivorship period, according to a study presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.
Patients at a crossroads in their care may struggle with the decision to change the course of their care. Nurses need to find the balance between offering support and letting the patient go forward.
A new randomized clinical trial has noted several significant benefits for those who began palliative care early.
A prison environment is a challenging place in which to provide compassionate end-of-life care. The Louisiana correctional system looks within its walls for people who can handle the job.
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