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.
Nearly half of patients with advanced cancer around the world believe they will be cured, with the perception of curability significantly differing by education, performance status, and country of origin.
Early care after an incurable cancer diagnosis improves quality of life and also increases the chances of having end-of-life discussions.
Palliative care improved quality of life, depression, anxiety, and symptom burden in patients with hematologic malignancies hospitalized for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT).
Oncology nurses face a difficult challenge in getting patients to consider palliative care because despite knowing that palliative care is comfort care, many patients and caregivers still equate it with end of life.
Treatment with methylphenidate is not effective for depression in SSRI-treated patients with advanced cancer in hospice or receiving palliative care.
Systematic Palliative Care Provides Greater Improvement in Quality of Life for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
Quality of life is significantly improved for patients with pancreatic cancer when systematic palliative care is administered vs on-demand palliative care.
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