TITLE

What is palliative care, after all?

AUTHOR(S)
Arnold, Bob; Saraiya, Biren
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Hem/Onc Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the meaning and role of palliative care in oncology practice and research. Palliative care is an outgrowth of the hospice movement in the U.S. Both the hospice and palliative care share the principles of improving the quality of life of patients with life-limiting illness and their family by focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. To support research endeavors in palliative care, the National Center for Nursing Research is working with NCI and the National Institute of Aging.
ACCESSION #
31672248

 

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