Nurse navigators have the education, experience, and skill set to provide patients with effective palliative care, and to provide the family with the support they need.
Greater symptom burden in hospitalized advanced cancer patients ups the likelihood of being discharged to a post-acute care facility or hospice.
Active coping is associated with a better quality of life and a decrease in depression symptoms, study finds.
Palliative care added to transplant care improved relief from depression and PTSD symptoms following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Palliative care and end-of-life care are top research priorities for oncology patients and nurses.
Standardized palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancer improved postdischarge activities and use of services.
Universal screening of women with gynecologic malignancies for early palliative care decreased the use of aggressive measures at the end of life.
The guideline recommends optimal RT dosing schedules for pain relief, including options for retreatment.
Early palliative care significantly reduced the use of the intensive care unit in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life.
NODA and V3 are volunteer programs that provide a compassionate presence for patients who are alone in their final hours.
[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.
A new meta-analysis examines the impact of palliative care services on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and outcomes.
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.
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 CancerJuly 29, 2016
Quality of life is significantly improved for patients with pancreatic cancer when systematic palliative care is administered vs on-demand palliative care.
In a large cohort of hematologic oncologists surveyed in the United States, standard end-of-life quality measures were highly acceptable, but unrealistic patient expectations are the greatest impediment to quality end-of-life care.
Palliative Care-Led Support vs Usual Care: Not Significantly Different for Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients' Family MembersJuly 06, 2016
Palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings do not reduce anxiety or depression symptoms and may increase posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in family members of patients with chronic critical illness.
Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care than do patients with many other chronic conditions, recent research indicates.
The introduction of palliative care shortly after a patient is diagnosed with cancer is associated with improved quality of life.
Despite the benefits of early palliative care intervention, palliative care is less frequently employed at the emergency department. Researchers sought to evaluate patient outcomes related to ED palliative care.
Initiating a palliative care consultation in the ED improved quality of life and survival was not shortened in patients with advanced cancer.
Families of patients dying of cancer believe their loved one had better care when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, according to new research.
Earlier hospice enrollment, avoidance of ICU admissions within 30 days of death, and death occurring outside the hospital were associated with perceptions of better end-of-life care.
Palliative care within 2 days of admission lowered costs for patients with cancer and comorbid conditions. In addition, early palliative care reduced direct hospital costs more for patients with a higher number of coexisting conditions.
Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone MetastasesDecember 31, 2015
In a review of the Dutch Bone Metastasis Study results, stratified for primary tumor location, palliative radiation therapy was found to reduce pain and improve quality of life for some patients.
Bisphosphonates may improve symptoms of hypercalcemia and prolong survival in patients receiving palliative care.
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