Current status of palliative care--clinical implementation, education, and research.

  title={Current status of palliative care--clinical implementation, education, and research.},
  author={Marcia M Grant and Ronit Elk and Betty M. Ferrell and Rolfe Sean Morrison and Charles F von Gunten},
  journal={CA: a cancer journal for clinicians},
  volume={59 5},
Palliative and end-of-life care is changing in the United States. This dynamic field is improving care for patients with serious and life-threatening cancer through creation of national guidelines for quality care, multidisciplinary educational offerings, research endeavors, and resources made available to clinicians. Barriers to implementing quality palliative care across cancer populations include a rapidly expanding population of older adults who will need cancer care and a decrease in the… CONTINUE READING
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