Palliative care.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

These guidelines were developed and updated by an interdisciplinary group of experts based on clinical experience and available scientific evidence. The goal of these guidelines is to help patients with cancer experience the best quality of life possible throughout the illness trajectory by providing guidance for the primary oncology team for symptom screening, assessment, palliative care interventions, reassessment, and afterdeath care. Palliative care should be initiated by the primary oncology team and augmented by collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of palliative care experts.

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Cited Authors

  • Levy, MH; Adolph, MD; Back, A; Block, S; Codada, SN; Dalal, S; Deshields, TL; Dexter, E; Dy, SM; Knight, SJ; Misra, S; Ritchie, CS; Sauer, TM; Smith, T; Spiegel, D; Sutton, L; Taylor, RM; Temel, J; Thomas, J; Tickoo, R; Urba, SG; Von Roenn, JH; Weems, JL; Weinstein, SM; Freedman-Cass, DA; Bergman, MA; NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network),

Published Date

  • October 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1284 - 1309

PubMed ID

  • 23054879

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2012.0132


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States