News tagged with palliative care patients

More candor urged in care of dying cancer patients

(AP) -- Patients don't want to hear that they're dying and doctors don't want to tell them. But new guidance for the nation's cancer specialists says they should be upfront and do it far sooner.

Feb 07, 2011
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Relationships hold key to spiritual care

Relationships hold the key to giving terminally ill patients the spiritual care they need. However, researchers have pinpointed a mismatch between patients' expectations and understanding when it comes to spirituality, and ...

Jul 23, 2010
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Better care at any hour for palliative patients

Accessing out of hours care is still a challenge for UK palliative care patients, even several years after the introduction of phone help line services like NHS24 and NHS Direct. Scottish researchers have specific recommendations ...

Feb 19, 2010
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