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Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, Adrienne Duckworth, Amy Reasinger Allen, and Samaneh Kalirai

multidisciplinary team approach. Patients diagnosed with late stage lung cancer are often referred to supportive or palliative care programs that provide symptom management, psychosocial support and follow up, and advanced planning. In contrast, the needs of

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Mohammad Khan, Benjamin Switzer, Sarah Lee, Joseph Hooley, Christa Poole, Girish Chandra Kunapareddy, Ruth Lagman, and Alberto Montero

hospice care in this patient population. Continued development of interventions to optimize transition to hospice and palliative care are needed, however, particularly in the challenging cohort of malignant hematology patients.

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Siew Tzuh Tang, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Chi Chou, Wen-Cheng Chang, Chiao-En Wu, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Ming-Chu Chiang, and Mei-Ling Kuo

anxiety symptoms at end of life (EOL). Anxiety symptoms/disorders are generally suggested to be exacerbated at EOL. 2 , 11 However, anxiety-disorder prevalence in a 94-study meta-analysis did not differ between palliative and non–palliative care settings

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Jesse D. Troy, Carlos M. de Castro, Mary Ruth Pupa, Greg P. Samsa, Amy P. Abernethy, and Thomas W. LeBlanc

( Figure 1 ). Only 25 patients (20.2%) had ≥1 hospitalizations and 12.1% visited the emergency department at least once. Among the 25 patients who died during the study period, only 2 used hospice, and we did not find evidence of referral to palliative care

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Thomas A. D’Amico, Lindsey A.M. Bandini, Alan Balch, Al B. Benson III, Stephen B. Edge, C. Lyn Fitzgerald, Robert J. Green, Wui-Jin Koh, Michael Kolodziej, Shaji Kumar, Neal J. Meropol, James L. Mohler, David Pfister, Ronald S. Walters, and Robert W. Carlson

earlier detection of recurrent disease. 37 , 38 Lung Cancer Early Palliative Care Use of palliative care has been shown to improve quality of life through reducing the burden of symptoms and improving patient function and mood. 41 The value of palliative

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George Handzo, Jill M. Bowden, and Stephen King

. 2 To qualify to have members officially involved in the guidelines process, an organization had to be a member of the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care. There were no chaplain association members of the coalition until after the

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Priya Wanchoo, Chris Larrison, Carol Rosenberg, Naomi Ko, Cynthia Cantril, Naomi Moeller, Ruchit Parikh, and Ana-Marija Djordjevic

multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach is necessary in treating mBC, in order to provide optimal care for the patient. The MDT should consist of a surgical oncologist, radiologist, medical oncologist, pathologist, clinical nurse specialist, and palliative care

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Frank J. Brescia

Supreme Court speaks–not assisted suicide but a constitutional right to palliative care . N Engl J Med 1997 ; 337 : 1234 – 1236 . 24 Quill TE Dresser R Brock DW . Sounding board: The rule of double effect. A critique of its role in end

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Andrew D. Boyd and Michelle Riba

depression on the survival of pancreatic adenocarcinoma . Pancreas 2006 ; 32 : 58 – 61 . 18. el-Kamar FG Grossbard ML Kozuch PS . Metastatic pancreatic cancer: emerging strategies in chemotherapy and palliative care . Oncologist 2003 ; 8

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Margaret Tempero

, in hospitals or nursing homes. Their comfort needs were known and considered but placed in balance with the competing demands faced by busy nurses. And there were no entities such as comfort care units or palliative care teams with expertise in