Palliative care: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology

Michael H. Levy, Michael D. Adolph, Anthony Back, Susan Block, Shirley N. Codada, Shalini Dalal, Teresa L. Deshields, Elisabeth Dexter, Sydney M. Dy, Sara J. Knight, Sumathi Misra, Christine S. Ritchie, Todd M. Sauer, Thomas Smith, David Spiegel, Linda Sutton, Robert M. Taylor, Jennifer Temel, Jay Thomas, Roma TickooSusan G. Urba, Jamie H. Von Roenn, Joseph L. Weems, Sharon M. Weinstein, Deborah A. Freedman-Cass, Mary Anne Bergman

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Abstract

These guidelines were developed and updated by an interdisciplinary group of experts based on clinical experience and available scientific evidence. The goal of these guidelines is to help patients with cancer experience the best quality of life possible throughout the illness trajectory by providing guidance for the primary oncology team for symptom screening, assessment, palliative care interventions, reassessment, and afterdeath care. Palliative care should be initiated by the primary oncology team and augmented by collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of palliative care experts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1284-1309
Number of pages26
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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    Levy, M. H., Adolph, M. D., Back, A., Block, S., Codada, S. N., Dalal, S., Deshields, T. L., Dexter, E., Dy, S. M., Knight, S. J., Misra, S., Ritchie, C. S., Sauer, T. M., Smith, T., Spiegel, D., Sutton, L., Taylor, R. M., Temel, J., Thomas, J., ... Bergman, M. A. (2012). Palliative care: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology. JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 10(10), 1284-1309. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2012.0132