Nurses who completed training and practiced CONNECT were interviewed to glean their perspective of the intervention on their personal and professional fulfillment. Results were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
A meta-analysis shows that earlier initiation of palliative care can effectively change patterns of care for patients with higher illness burden.
Research into the potential of radiation therapy in the management of mesothelioma may improve the prognosis, and possibly extend progression-free survival, for patients with this incurable cancer.
A prospective study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of palliative sedation for patients with terminal illnesses who experience refractory symptoms.
In a 2-arm parallel group study, researchers determined the effect of implementing EPAT on pain, pain management, and opioid-related adverse effects among patients with cancer in 19 cancer centers.
In this evaluation of palliative care use, investigators were able to determine how the focus of palliative care - coping, treatment, or advanced care planning - influenced patients' decisions on quality of life and decisions regarding chemotherapy and hospice care at the end of life.
Results of a nonblinded study demonstrate the value of incorporating early palliative care into oncologic care for patients with advanced cancer.
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 StudySeptember 29, 2017
[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] This research examined patients who presented with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma at diagnosis, and their patterns of palliative care utilization.
Researchers reported trends of aggressiveness of cancer care near the end of life (ACCEoL) have remained unchanged in adult patients despite increasing resources for integrated palliative care in a presentation at ESMO 2017 Congress.
Patients with cancer who develop hyponatremia suffer from more symptoms with greater severity than normonatremic patients; however, no significant association was found between in-hospital mortality or length of hospital stay and hyponatremia.
Hispanic race and insurance coverage associated with lower referral to palliative care, data indicates.
A London hospice facility's experiment with virtual reality offers patients at the end of life the chance to explore the world beyond their bed.
Results of a cross-sectional study determined that symptoms and care needs dictate palliative care needs of patients with cancer.
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.
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