CURE: CANCER, UPDATES, RESEARCH & EDUCATION
- Interpersonal Factors Predict Increased Desire for Hastened Death in Late-Stage Cancer Patients. Ransom, Sean; Sacco, William P.; Weitzner, Michael A.; Azzarello, Lora M.; McMillan, Susan C. // Annals of Behavioral Medicine;2006, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p63
Background: Cancer patients at the end of life sometimes express a wish that death would come quickly, but this desire for hastened death (DHD) remains little understood. Relationships with spousal caregivers may play a role in patients' DHD. Purpose: This study examined factors that could...
- Perception of empowerment by family caregivers of patients with a terminal illness in Hong Kong. Mok, Esther; Chan, Faye; Chan, Vivian; Yeung, Ellen // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Mar2002, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p137
Details the nurse-facilitated empowering experiences of family caregivers in Hong Kong, China. Conduction of in-depth interviews among caregivers of patients with terminal cancer; Basis for collection and analysis of data; Consequences of empowerment.
- Patterns of Caregiver Experiences Among Partners of Cancer Patients. Nijboer, Chris; Triemstra, Mattanja // Gerontologist;Dec2000, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p738
Presents information on a study which described patterns of caregiving experiences in partners of cancer patients. Methodology; Results of the study; Discussion.
- Ball game in memory of two people, not one. // Hub (Hay River, NT);
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Playing for a cause" published in the August 21, 2013 issue.
- Increased use of chemotherapy for gastric cancer has not extended OS. // Hem/Onc Today;11/25/2013, Vol. 14 Issue 22, p53
The article discusses research on the effect of the increased use of chemotherapy on the overall survival (OS) of patient with gastric cancer, referencing a study by N. Bernards et al published in a 2013 issue of "Annals of Oncology."
- What is the best way to help caregivers in cancer and palliative care? A systematic literature review of interventions and their effectiveness. Harding, R; Higginson, IJ // Palliative Medicine;Jan2003, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p63
Informal carers in cancer and palliative care are known to have high needs and psychological morbidity, yet a literature review identified few targeted interventions. This systematic review of interventions for carers of patients using home cancer and palliative care services searched Medline,...
- When caring seems impossible. Stam, Henderikus J.; Frank, Arthur W. // Second Opinion;Apr94, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p36
Opinion. Gives the author's view regarding the story of a woman taking care of her ill husband. Objectivity and high regard for a philosophy of individual responsibilities and rights; `Mean, angry, painful' side of cancer; Discusses the anger in the cancer patients.
- Caregiver Burden and Symptom Distress in People With Cancer Receiving Hospice Care. Andrews, Stephanie Crawford // Oncology Nursing Forum;Oct2001, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p1469
Purpose/Objectives: To examine the relationship between caregiver burden and symptom distress in patients with terminal cancer who are enrolled in hospice. Design: Descriptive, quantitative. Setting: A large, metropolitan, nonprofit-based organization in west central Florida. Sample: Convenience...
- Effect of Caregiver Perception of Preparedness on Burden in an Oncology Population. Scherbring, Mary // Oncology Nursing Forum;Jul2002, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p1
Purpose/Objectives: To identify the level of lay caregiver burden and perception of preparedness that exists for the oncology population prior to and just after hospital discharge. Design: Descriptive, correlational design using repeated measures. Setting: Large tertiary care, private medical...