Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Caring for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies.
Hematologic malignancies differ in several important ways from solid organ cancers, and warrant a unique approach to palliative care (PC) integration. As PC has moved upstream from end-of-life care, PC clinicians are increasingly asked to see patients with hematologic malignancies. Unfortunately, many PC specialists have limited knowledge of these diseases, and have had few prior opportunities to participate in their care. This article, written by hematologic oncologists and PC specialists, seeks to educate PC teams about the unique features of hematologic malignancies, to inform effective integration of PC into the care of these patients, their caregivers, and treating hematologists.
Webb, JA; Foxwell, AM; Jones, CA; El-Jawahri, A; Kamal, AH; Kayastha, N; Roeland, EJ; LeBlanc, TW
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