Palliative Care

Survey Reveals Research Priorities for Cancer Patients, Oncology Nurses

Survey Reveals Research Priorities for Cancer Patients, Oncology Nurses

Palliative care and end-of-life care are top research priorities for oncology patients and nurses.

Discharge Events Improved With Standardized Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation

Discharge Events Improved With Standardized Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation

Standardized palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancer improved postdischarge activities and use of services.

Screening Increases Early Palliative Care, Reduces Aggressive EOL Measures

Screening Increases Early Palliative Care, Reduces Aggressive EOL Measures

Universal screening of women with gynecologic malignancies for early palliative care decreased the use of aggressive measures at the end of life.

ASTRO Issues Updated Guidelines on Palliative Radiation Therapy

ASTRO Issues Updated Guidelines on Palliative Radiation Therapy

The guideline recommends optimal RT dosing schedules for pain relief, including options for retreatment.

Early Palliative Care Reduced ICU Use in Patients With Advanced Cancer

Early Palliative Care Reduced ICU Use in Patients With Advanced Cancer

Early palliative care significantly reduced the use of the intensive care unit in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life.

Volunteer Programs Designed to Support Cancer Patients at the Very End of Life

Volunteer Programs Designed to Support Cancer Patients at the Very End of Life

NODA and V3 are volunteer programs that provide a compassionate presence for patients who are alone in their final hours.

Management of Hypoglycemia in Nondiabetic Palliative Care Patients: A Prognosis-Based Approach

Management of Hypoglycemia in Nondiabetic Palliative Care Patients: A Prognosis-Based Approach

[Palliative Care: Research and Treatment] This research discusses the epidemiology, evidence-based recommendations, etiology, and mechanisms of hypoglycemia, as well as its management in hospice care or inpatient palliative care wards.

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

A new meta-analysis examines the impact of palliative care services on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and outcomes.

Live-streamed Videos Address End-of-Life Planning, Decision-making

Live-streamed Videos Address End-of-Life Planning, Decision-making

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.

Pediatric Patients Continue to Experience High-Intensity EOL Care

Pediatric Patients Continue to Experience High-Intensity EOL Care

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.

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