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Early palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND Patients with advanced cancer have reduced quality of life, which tends to worsen towards the end of life. We assessed the effect of early palliative care in patients with advanced cancerExpand
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Integration of Palliative Care Into Standard Oncology Care: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update.
Purpose To provide evidence-based recommendations to oncology clinicians, patients, family and friend caregivers, and palliative care specialists to update the 2012 American Society of ClinicalExpand
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Interpersonal processes in palliative care: an attachment perspective on the patient-clinician relationship
The progression of advanced disease often brings enormous adaptational challenges related to a loss of the capacity to be self-sufficient and to a heightened need for support from others. TheExpand
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Association Between Palliative Care and Patient and Caregiver Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Importance The use of palliative care programs and the number of trials assessing their effectiveness have increased. Objective To determine the association of palliative care with quality of lifeExpand
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Effectiveness of specialized palliative care: a systematic review.
CONTEXT Specialized palliative care teams are increasingly providing care for the terminally ill. However, the impact of such teams on quality of life, satisfaction with care, and economic cost hasExpand
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Acceptance of dying: a discourse analysis of palliative care literature.
The subject of death denial in the West has been examined extensively in the sociological literature. However, there has not been a similar examination of its "opposite", the acceptance of death. InExpand
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The contribution of attachment security and social support to depressive symptoms in patients with metastatic cancer
The present study examines the association between disease‐related factors, perceived social support, attachment security (i.e. attachment anxiety and avoidance), and the occurrence of depressiveExpand
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A couples intervention for patients facing advanced cancer and their spouse caregivers: outcomes of a pilot study
Objective: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a couples intervention in improving marital functioning in advanced cancer patients and their spouse caregivers. AExpand
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Referral practices of oncologists to specialized palliative care.
PURPOSE To describe current referral practices of oncologists to specialized palliative care (SPC) and define demographic characteristics, practice situations, and opinions associated with referral.Expand
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The desire for hastened death in patients with metastatic cancer.
A substantial minority of patients in palliative care settings report a high desire for hastened death (DHD), in association with physical and emotional distress, low social support, and impairedExpand
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