Integration of palliative care and oncology nursing Journal Article


Authors: Chow, K.; Dahlin, C.
Article Title: Integration of palliative care and oncology nursing
Abstract: Objective: To describe the evolution of oncology and palliative nursing in meeting the changing landscape of cancer care. Data Sources: Peer-reviewed articles, clinical practice guidelines, professional organization, and position statements. Conclusion: Nurses have been at the forefront of efforts to develop and implement oncology and palliative care programs. Fifty years ago a cancer diagnosis meant a poor prognosis, high symptom burden, and disease uncertainty. Current cancer care has advanced to include palliative care in conjunction with innovative therapies and symptom management. Implications for Nursing Practice: Specialty trained oncology and palliative care nurses are essential in disease and symptom management, psychosocial and spiritual support, and advance care planning. © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: palliative care; oncology nurse; primary palliative care; specialist palliative care
Journal Title: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0749-2081
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2018-08-01
Start Page: 192
End Page: 201
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.soncn.2018.06.001
PUBMED: 30119999
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 1 November 2018 -- Source: Scopus
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