Researchers sought to describe symptoms experienced by pediatric patients receiving palliative care based on parent-reported data.
For patients with cancer and chronic constipation, elobixibat was shown to be safe and effective during an observational study, the results of which were published in The Oncologist. Chronic constipation affects up to 87% of patients with cancer receiving palliative care and has been associated with reduced quality of life and extreme discomfort. To address…
This survey-based study evaluated factors correlated with burnout among palliative care nurses and whether they moderated the impact of demographic characteristics.
Researchers describe the experiences of a telemedicine-based palliative care clinic at a large academic cancer center.
Researchers assess outpatient visits, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations in patients with prostate cancer during the final year of life.
An analysis of data from the SEER-Medicare database demonstrated the benefits of specialty palliative care over time for Medicare beneficiaries with NSCLC.
A literature review highlights the benefits of surgical palliative care for patients undergoing surgery for cancer.
What is palliative care? Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. Palliative care is an approach to care that addresses the person as a whole, not just their disease. The goal is to prevent or treat, as early as…
The effectiveness of using an educational video and booklet to improve patients’ expectations of cure from palliative chemotherapy was investigated in this study.
Several factors were found to affect whether patients with cancer received a palliative care consultation at a tertiary care center.