Marén Viehrig

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End-of-life care is an essential element of quality cancer care. Nevertheless, a majority of physicians and nurses working at cancer centers feel unprepared for this task. As part of a larger survey study, we investigated what suggestions experienced physicians and nurses have to improve education/training on end-of-life care. In an open question,(More)
BACKGROUND Prior research has shown that hospitals are often ill-prepared to provide care for dying patients. This study assessed whether the circumstances for dying on cancer center wards allow for a dignified death. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, the authors surveyed physicians and nurses in 16 hospitals belonging to 10 cancer centers in(More)
BACKGROUND Similarities and differences of integration of palliative care in clinical care, research and education structures at German Comprehensive Cancer Centers (CCC) are not known in detail. OBJECTIVE Provide an overview of availability and the way of integration of specialized palliative care at CCCs funded by the German Cancer Aid (Deutsche(More)
International medical organizations such as the American Society of Medical Oncology recommend early palliative care as the “gold standard” for palliative care in patients with advanced cancer. Nevertheless, even in Comprehensive Cancer Centers, early palliative care is not yet routine practice. The main goal of the EVI project is to evaluate whether early(More)
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