Despite improvements in survival rates following the introduction of a host of novel therapies, end-of-life care remains an unavoidable-and a rich and important-component of the cancer clinician’s practice. While end-of-life care is often a highly individualized proposition, with each patient’s care tailored to address the many facets of his/her condition and circumstances, there are common threads that characterize the experiences of patients, families, and caregivers in the last two weeks of a patient’s life. These shared experiences can be anticipated and, placed within a context of comprehensive care at the end of life, can be used to prepare and deliver truly supportive care for the patient, family, and caregiver, as well as for others involved in the patient’s care.
|Title of host publication||Cancer Supportive Care|
|Subtitle of host publication||Advances in Therapeutic Strategies|
|Number of pages||22|
|ISBN (Print)||1420052896, 9781420052893|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Apr 2008|