Timing of palliative care: When to call for a palliative care consult

Cary Jo R. Schlick, David Jason Bentrem*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Palliative care, unlike hospice, can be utilized concurrently with disease-modifying or curative therapies. Some of the benefits of palliative care include improved quality of life, less end-of-life treatment, and decreased medical costs. Furthermore, palliative care can help guide treatment decisions to be in line with patients’ physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. On the basis of these benefits, we advocate for palliative care involvement early in the course of advanced malignancy and other terminal diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume120
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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Keywords

  • end-of-life care
  • hospice
  • metastatic cancer
  • palliative medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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In: Journal of Surgical Oncology, Vol. 120, No. 1, 01.07.2019, p. 30-34.

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