Palliative Care

Lack of Transfusion Services a Barrier to Hospice Care for Patients With Blood Cancers

Lack of Transfusion Services a Barrier to Hospice Care for Patients With Blood Cancers

A lack of needed transfusion services was cited as why many hematologic oncologists are less likely to refer their patients with blood cancers to home hospice care.

Patients Often Prescribed Ineffectual Drugs in Last Months of Life

Patients Often Prescribed Ineffectual Drugs in Last Months of Life

Researchers find many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications

Nursing Protocol Enhances Care of the Family at End of Life in the Hospital Setting

Nursing Protocol Enhances Care of the Family at End of Life in the Hospital Setting

A pilot project of a protocol for optimizing care of the family at end-of-life.

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.

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