Can a good death and quality of life be achieved for patients with terminal cancer in a palliative care unit?

@article{Leung2010CanAG,
  title={Can a good death and quality of life be achieved for patients with terminal cancer in a palliative care unit?},
  author={K K Leung and J C Tsai and S Y Cheng and Wei Liu and T L Chiu and Chih-Hsun Wu and Ching-Yu Chen},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={1433-8}
}
BACKGROUND Lack of evidence supporting the claim that palliative care can improve quality of life and promote good death in patients with terminal cancer. OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate the change of quality of life and quality of death over time and between patients of long and short survival in a palliative care unit. METHODS Patient demography, cancer sites, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) status were collected at admission. Quality of life, including physical… CONTINUE READING

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