Early Palliative Care Intervention Improves Satisfaction with Care, Prevents Decline in QOL in Patients with Metastatic Disease
Early Palliative Care Intervention Improves Satisfaction with Care, Prevents Decline in QOL in Patie
Patients with metastatic cancer who received early palliative care intervention had immediate improvement in satisfaction with care and later improvement in quality of life (QOL) and symptom control compared with standard care, according to the results of a cluster-randomized trial reported at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.INTENDED AUDIENCE:
Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with cancer.Activity Objectives:
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss the need for early intervention by a palliative care team in patients with metastatic cancer.
- Implement validated quality of life (QOL) assessment instruments to assess QOL in patients with metastatic cancer.
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