Integrated outpatient palliative care in oncology

More than 500,000 Americans, including 40,000 Veterans, are diagnosed with advanced cancer annually in the United States. Palliative care improves quality of life by managing patients' physical symptoms and psychosocial and spiritual distress, often provided concurrently with oncology care. Pal...

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Main Author: Fulton, Jessica
Corporate Authors: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Durham VA Medical Center Evidence-based Synthesis Program Center, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (U.S.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC Department of Veterans Affairs September 2017, 2017
Series:Evidence-based synthesis program
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:More than 500,000 Americans, including 40,000 Veterans, are diagnosed with advanced cancer annually in the United States. Palliative care improves quality of life by managing patients' physical symptoms and psychosocial and spiritual distress, often provided concurrently with oncology care. Palliative care occurs across a continuum, beginning at the time of diagnosis of a serious illness and continuing until end of life. Integration of palliative care services with oncology care is now considered standard of care for patients with advanced cancer
Item Description:At head of title: QUERI.
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 PDF file (vi, 89 pages)) illustrations