Palliative Care for Cancer
What Is Palliative Care?
- Ease pain and other symptoms
- Improve emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being
- Offer support to family and friends of the person with cancer
The Parts of Palliative Care
Where Do I Get Palliative Care?
Center to Advance Palliative Care http://getpalliativecare.org
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association http://www.chpca.net
Cancer: Palliative care. American Academy of Family Physicians' Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/cancer/treatment/palliative-care.html. Updated February 2014. Accessed July 14, 2015.
Palliative care in cancer. National Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/advanced-cancer/care-choices/palliative-care-fact-sheet. Updated March 16, 2010. Accessed July 14, 2015.
Symptom relief for the dying patient. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/special-subjects/the-dying-patient/symptom-relief-for-the-dying-patient. Updated July 2013. Accessed July 14, 2015.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 07/14/2015 -
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