Carla P Hermann

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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES to describe the quality of life (QOL) of patients near the end of life and to identify determinants of their QOL. DESIGN descriptive, longitudinal. SETTING university-affiliated cancer center, two private oncologists' offices, and patients' homes. SAMPLE 80 patients with either stage IIIb or IV lung cancer newly diagnosed in the(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine relationships among demographic variables, healthcare system distrust, lung cancer stigma, smoking status, and timing of medical help-seeking behavior in individuals with symptoms suggestive of lung cancer after controlling for ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and social desirability. DESIGN Descriptive, cross-sectional,(More)
For students of the health care professions to succeed in today’s health care environment, they must be prepared to collaborate with other professionals and practice on interdisciplinary teams. As most will care for patients with cancer, they must also understand the principles of palliative care and its integration into oncology. This article reports the(More)
Both the economics and the science of modern healthcare demand that the best patient care be delivered by an integrated team of healthcare providers, each expert in their own field, but also expert in the ability to function well as a team member. Functioning as a member of a complex team is not intuitive, and even the best educated among us needs(More)
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