A retrospective analysis demonstrated that perioperative oral care intervention may reduce postsurgical hospitalizations in patients with lung cancer.
Management of a malignant bowel obstruction in the setting of gynecologic cancer is complex and associated with multiple physical and psychosocial aspects of care.
Antidepressant treatment, social work referral, and psychological assessment are shown to improve depression symptoms in patients with a cancer diagnosis.
Patients with GU malignancies were more likely to receive palliative care if they were in the West compared with other US regions.
A review of SEER – Medicare database revealed increasing use of billed palliative care services; however, its use is still more closely related to end-of-life care.
Researchers found that embedded geriatric consultation may not affect 1-year survival in frail or prefrail elderly patients with blood cancers, but it may influence care planning. These study results were presented at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition, held in Orlando, Florida. In this study, outcomes of consultations with embedded…
Oncology nurses are in an ideal position to recommend early palliative care for patients. For this reason, in a recent Canadian study on brokering palliative care, researchers looked at the role of nurses as advocates for early palliation.1 Oncology nurses in Canada have different roles than their counterparts in the United States; staff nurses cannot…
This study considered the timing of palliative care implementation when evaluating its potential impact on the survival of patients with advanced lung cancer.
Moral distress levels vary with perceived use of care; higher levels of distress seen with less frequent use.
An international study sought to determine whether patients with advanced cancer found massage, aromatherapy, and/or reflexology to be effective.