Palliative Care

Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With Patients

Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With Patients

Additional training, reimbursement may foster these critical conversations, authors say

Senior Patients With Bone Metastasis Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

Senior Patients With Bone Metastasis Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

All patients with painful bone metastasis should be referred for palliative radiotherapy to relieve the pain, regardless of age.

Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

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Overly aggressive or futile care at the end of a patient's life is particularly costly, both in dollars and in terms of patients' quality of life.

Clinical Hypnosis in Palliative Care

Clinical Hypnosis in Palliative Care

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Hypnotic analgesia has been linked with significant reductions in pain-related outcomes.

On the Need to Scale Up Palliative Care

On the Need to Scale Up Palliative Care

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A lack of awareness of palliative care and dearth of training remain large obstacles.

Embedded Palliative Care Teams Improve Cancer Pain Management

Embedded Palliative Care Teams Improve Cancer Pain Management

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Embedded palliative care teams can be highly effective in transforming care within oncology centers.

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