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Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (PCOS) 2015

Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (PCOS) 2015: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from PCOS 2015.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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New Guidelines for Primary Palliative Care in Oncology

The new guidance statement comes from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Innovative Model Improves Care for Patients With Bone Mets

A new model that partners radiation oncology with palliative care led to better results for patients with advanced cancer and bone metastases.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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ESMO Award a Nod to Integrated Palliative Care

Dr David Kerr speaks with Dr Nathan Cherny, this year's recipient of the ESMO Award, about his work to win worldwide support for integrating palliative care into standard cancer care and training.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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UK: the best place in the world to die

The 2015 Quality Of Death Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit once again ranks the United Kingdom as providing the best “quality of death” and “quality of palliative care” in a comparison of 80 countries.1 The exemplary features of the highest scoring health economies include a national policy framework for palliative care, relatively high levels of healthcare expenditure, good training in specialist and generalist palliative care, financial subsidies (from the charitable sector in the case of the UK), availability of opioids, and public awareness of palliative care.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Pharmacists Can Improve Palliative Care

Adding a pharmacist to the palliative care team can help patients achieve pain goals and reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary medications, a new study shows.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Teamwork Reduces Hospital Needs in Advanced-Cancer Patients

A palliative care team approach that offers comprehensive assessment allows the majority of advanced-cancer patients to die at home and reduces hospital costs.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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What Physicians Need to Know Today About End-of-Life Care

End-of-life care has changed considerably since a landmark IOM report 18 years ago. While the field of palliative care is now established, there is still room to improve.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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What is a Good Death? by Ashley Shreves - Intensive Care Network

Ashley Shreves shows palliative care providers how to re-align with their patients and provide the highest quality end-of-life experience.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
about 4 years ago
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Training GPs in Anticipatory Palliative Care Planning

The authors present a training program for primary care physicians to help identify patients who could benefit from palliative care, and to assist in communicating end-of-life issues with the patient.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

The NICE clinical guidance on supportive and palliative care (CSG) advises those who develop and deliver cancer services for adults with cancer about what is needed to make sure that patients, and their families and carers, are well informed, cared for and supported.  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Palliative care for adults: strong opioids for pain relief | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

This guideline will shortly be checked to see if it needs updating, please register as a stakeholder to be informed about the decision.  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Increasing Role of Primary Care in Cancer Treatment CME/CE

: Primary care clinicians need to play an increasingly important role in cancer prevention, early detection, survivorship, and palliative care, according to the Lancet Oncology Commission.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Haloperidol for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in palliative care patients | Cochrane

Haloperidol is often used to help control nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting (being sick), both of which are common problems for patients with serious life-threatening illnesses. Haloperidol can be given by mouth or by injection. There has been some research looking at how this drug works in nausea and vomiting caused by surgery and when trying to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by anti-cancer treatments.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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Addressing Cachexia for Cancer Patients (and Caregivers)

Cachexia is a common, but often misunderstood, complication of cancer and its treatment. Experts in palliative care discuss how to treat cachexia and manage patients', and caregivers', expectations.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Critical Care

It is unknown to what extent use of palliative care and focus on proactive planning of end-of-life (EOL) care among cancer patients is also reflected by less use of intensive care. We aimed to examine the use of intensive care in the EOL in patients dying as a result of non-cancer diseases compared with patients dying due to cancer.  
ccforum.com
about 4 years ago
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Patients should have 'right' to end-of-life care, say MSPs - BBC News

People should have a right to palliative care according to the findings of the Scottish Parliament committee.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Weaving Palliative Care Into the Tapestry of Pediatrics

Read about development of a highly successful pediatric palliative care program that was established initially with nursing staff at relatively low cost.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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New Tools to Improve End-of-Life Care Decisions

At the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, researchers presented a number of straightforward new tools to improve patients' understanding of end-of-life care.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Nausea and vomiting in palliative care

Nausea and vomiting in advanced disease is often multifactorial. Common causes include gastric stasis, chemical disturbances, intestinal obstruction, and raised intracranial pressure  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago