Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Immunotherapeutics: Changes in the Landscape of Advanced Cancer Care

Recent approvals of several checkpoint inhibitors across multiple cancer settings have brought more than just new and improved treatments to the clinic. According to David R. Spigel, MD, Chief Scientific [ Read More ]

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Novel Techniques for Measuring and Assessing Symptoms

Although symptom management is a cornerstone of high-quality cancer care, according to data presented at the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, clinicians often miss the incidence of patients’ symptoms [ Read More ]

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Quality Improvement Project Doubles Hospice Length of Stay

A simple quality improvement project to increase duration of hospice care for patients has doubled hospice length of stay, reaching the national median in 1 year. Conducted within the OhioHealth [ Read More ]

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Managing Immune-Related Toxicities

For many patients with advanced melanoma and lung cancer, checkpoint inhibitors have been a godsend, helping to extend survival to previously unthinkable lengths. While the impression is that checkpoint inhibitors [ Read More ]

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Caring About Caregivers: Implementing Formal Caregiver Support Programs

At the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, the message was clear and emphatic: We should care about caregivers as both co-deliverers and co-recipients of healthcare services. “Despite providing essential [ Read More ]

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Implementing Palliative Care and Improving Quality of Life

Christine Erickson 

In her presentation at the Sixth Annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Conference in Atlanta, GA, Amy Velasquez, RN, BSN, OCN, Palliative Care Nurse Navigator, University of [ Read More ]