Palliative care and oncology: integration leads to better care.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The timely integration of palliative care services into standard oncology care is essential to providing comprehensive individualized care for patients with advanced and incurable cancer and their families. Herein we discuss five important areas in which this integration is critical to optimize management, namely: symptom management, transitioning from disease-focused care to palliative care, discussing goals of care and advance care planning, community care, and psychosocial support for the patient and family.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dennis, K; Librach, SL; Chow, E

Published Date

  • November 30, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 1271 - 1275

PubMed ID

  • 22272495

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-9091

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States