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Factors Associated With Hospice Enrollment Among Patients With Hematologic Cancers

Factors Associated With Hospice Enrollment Among Patients With Hematologic Cancers

Availability of important services and adequacy of care are among the factors explaining low numbers of patients with hematologic cancers being referred for hospice care.

ASCO: Integration of Palliative Care Guidelines Updated

ASCO: Integration of Palliative Care Guidelines Updated

The American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline on the integration of palliative care into standard oncology care has been updated.

"Mystery Shopper" Study Identifies Barriers to Palliative Care Access

"Mystery Shopper" Study Identifies Barriers to Palliative Care Access

Despite the availability of palliative and supportive care at major cancer centers, patients may encounter barriers to accessing these services.

Integrating Palliative Care Early Improves QOL of Patients With Incurable Cancer

Integrating Palliative Care Early Improves QOL of Patients With Incurable Cancer

The early integration of palliative care shortly after diagnosis of some incurable cancers improves both a patient's coping abilities and overall quality of life.

Early Palliative Care Beneficial for Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

Early Palliative Care Beneficial for Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

The introduction of palliative care shortly after a patient is diagnosed with cancer is associated with improved quality of life.

Continuous Deep Sedation Viable for Advanced Cancer Patients in Palliative Setting

Continuous Deep Sedation Viable for Advanced Cancer Patients in Palliative Setting

Continuous deep sedation (CDS) should be considered a viable option for patients with advanced cancer being cared for in a palliative setting.

Study Identifies Opioid Rotation Ratio When Prescribing Transdermal Fentanyl

Study Identifies Opioid Rotation Ratio When Prescribing Transdermal Fentanyl

The median opioid rotation ratio (ORR) from the oral morphine equivalent daily dose (MEDD) to transdermal fentanyl in milligrams per day was 0.01.

Outcomes of Patients With Delirium Admitted to Acute Palliative Care Unit Assessed

Outcomes of Patients With Delirium Admitted to Acute Palliative Care Unit Assessed

Patients with advanced cancer and delirium at an acute palliative care unit (APCU) had a poorer survival rate.

Rates for Palliative Care Consultation Low Regardless of Race, Ethnicity

Rates for Palliative Care Consultation Low Regardless of Race, Ethnicity

Rates of inpatient palliative care consultation remain low and occur close to death irrespective of race/ethnicity.

Understanding End-of-Life Care Among Adolescents, Young Adults with Cancer

Understanding End-of-Life Care Among Adolescents, Young Adults with Cancer

Most adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer received medically intensive end-of-life (EOL) care measures.

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