Modern oncologic care entails actively pursuing treatment and cure; however, at the end of life, the ability to share silence may be the best treatment.
Results of a nonblinded study demonstrate the value of incorporating early palliative care into oncologic care for patients with advanced cancer.
A retrospective study of data from POGONIS evaluated the effectiveness of specialized pediatric palliative care vs general palliative care or no palliative care in pediatric patients with cancer at the end of life.
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.
An approach for incorporating palliative care into oncologic care early after diagnosis is explained in an education session at the 2017 SABCS.
A palliative care family meeting is an opportunity for the significant players in a patient's cancer journey to discuss the care plan. The oncology nurse has a pivotal role in ensuring the meeting effectively addresses any potential needs of the patient, caregiver, or family.
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.
A phase 3 study demonstrated the impact of nurse-led education on pain vs care as usual in terms of number of patients reporting pain scores.
Previous studies have shown that patients with advanced cancer may experience some financial relief integrating palliative care with standard oncologic care, but these results were coincidental findings and have not yet been fully explored.
Utilization and Trends in Palliative Therapy for Stage IV Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Patients: A U.S. Population-based Study
[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] This research examined patients who presented with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma at diagnosis, and their patterns of palliative care utilization.
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