Researchers evaluated whether age is a predictor of pain response after radiotherapy for painful bone metastasis among 128 patients undergoing palliative radiotherapy.
Art as Palliative Care: Bedside Intervention Improves Pain, Anxiety, Mood in Hospitalized Cancer Patients
Results from a study on an innovative program from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, demonstrates the potential positive effects of providing hospitalized patients with brief one-on-one art lessons.
Consultations for palliative care for hospitalized highly symptomatic patients with cancer is low regardless of curability or whether patient has hematologic or solid cancer, a study presented at 2018 ASCO has shown.
1. In this meta-analysis of available studies, early palliative care consultation (PCC) for patients admitted to hospital with serious illness was associated with a reduction in direct hospital costs for that admission. 2. The reduction in direct hospital costs was greater for those patients with a cancer diagnosis and for those with 4 or more 
That better informed patients can make better end-of-life decisions is well-known; however, nurse perception may be a barrier to earlier discussions. This project, presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress, sought to determine the effect of better informed nurses.
Nurses who completed training and practiced CONNECT were interviewed to glean their perspective of the intervention on their personal and professional fulfillment. Results were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
A nurse-education program focused on end-of-life care that is compassionate for all involved in the cancer continuum — patients, their families, and the nurses — led to a hospital-wide educational program, introducing extensive changes and collaboration among nurses.
A meta-analysis shows that earlier initiation of palliative care can effectively change patterns of care for patients with higher illness burden.
Research into the potential of radiation therapy in the management of mesothelioma may improve the prognosis, and possibly extend progression-free survival, for patients with this incurable cancer.
A prospective study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of palliative sedation for patients with terminal illnesses who experience refractory symptoms.
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