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There is a growing number of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) aged 60 years or older.

Embedded Geriatric Consultations May Improve Care Planning for Elderly With Hematologic Malignancies

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…

A nurse comforts a patient with advanced cancer.

Brokering Early Palliative Care: How Nurses Approached a Misunderstood Topic

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…

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