NCCN Guidelines Insights: Palliative Care, Version 2.2017.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care provide interdisciplinary recommendations on palliative care for patients with cancer. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize and provide context for the updated guidelines recommendations regarding hospice and end-of-life (EOL) care. Updates for 2017 include revisions to and restructuring of the algorithms that address important EOL concerns. These recommendations were revised to provide clearer guidance for oncologists as they care for patients with cancer who are approaching the transition to EOL care. Recommendations for interventions and reassessment based on estimated life expectancy were streamlined and reprioritized to promote hospice referrals and improved EOL care.

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Cited Authors

  • Dans, M; Smith, T; Back, A; Baker, JN; Bauman, JR; Beck, AC; Block, S; Campbell, T; Case, AA; Dalal, S; Edwards, H; Fitch, TR; Kapo, J; Kutner, JS; Kvale, E; Miller, C; Misra, S; Mitchell, W; Portman, DG; Spiegel, D; Sutton, L; Szmuilowicz, E; Temel, J; Tickoo, R; Urba, SG; Weinstein, E; Zachariah, F; Bergman, MA; Scavone, JL

Published Date

  • August 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 989 - 997

PubMed ID

  • 28784860

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2017.0132


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States