Conclusion Patients with cancer have a high prevalence of distress. Needs assessment can be performed quickly and inexpensively. However, the DT&PL was not cost effective in improving patient mood states. It is important to explore the reasons for this so that oncology units can design better services to support patients.
The upcoming conference is targeted at all medical professions from all fields of medicine. The three day conference will focus on innovative educational sessions in palliative care for non palliative care specialists. The program will include presentations, interactive workshops, and present research at various levels of development
Multimodal exercise has beneficial effects on physical performance, physical functioning, and treatment-related symptoms even during myeloablative chemotherapy. We suggest an enhanced physical activity intervention program during hospitalization of cancer patients.
Older ICU survivors from a single center who required post-acute facility care had a high burden palliative care needs and a high six-month mortality. The in-hospital post-critical acute care period should be targeted for palliative care assessment and intervention.
Care is poorly coordinated in generalist settings for patients in the last year of life, although those with cancer have better coordinated care than other patients. A model to improve coordination of care for all individuals approaching the end of life must ensure that patients are identified in a timely way, so that they can be assessed and their care planned accordingly.
Nearly two decades ago, Coluzzi and colleagues published their survey results of supportive services offered at National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers.1 At that time, 68 percent of responding institutions offered counseling interventions, and 90 percent sponsored support groups and had spiritual care departments.
The Communication and Mealtimes Toolkit is a guide for caregivers and long-term care professionals on creating a person-centered care approach to communication and mealtime for persons with dementia. The toolkit looks at issues that arise on a daily basis and gives straightforward and practical advice to caregivers wanting solutions to these common problems.
This study may inform program and policy specific to strategic ways to improve the provision of team-based palliative home care using a shared care model, while simultaneously providing direction for team-based program delivery and sustainability for other jurisdictions.
Results suggest greater intervention efficacy among caregivers experiencing subjective stress.
via Subjective stressors moderate effectiveness of a multi-component, multi-site intervention on caregiver depression and burden – Hatch – 2013 – International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry – Wiley Online Library.