Distress Due to Prognostic Uncertainty in Palliative Care: Frequency, Distribution, and Outcomes among Hospitalized Patients with Advanced Cancer.

@article{Gramling2018DistressDT,
  title={Distress Due to Prognostic Uncertainty in Palliative Care: Frequency, Distribution, and Outcomes among Hospitalized Patients with Advanced Cancer.},
  author={Robert E Gramling and Susan Stanek and Paul K. J. Han and Paul R Duberstein and Timothy E. Quill and Jennifer S Temel and Stewart C. Alexander and Wendy G. Anderson and Susan Ladwig and Sally Norton},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          315-321
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prognostic uncertainty is common in advanced cancer and frequently addressed during palliative care consultation, yet we know little about its impact on quality of life (QOL). OBJECTIVE We describe the prevalence and distribution of distress due to prognostic uncertainty among hospitalized patients with advanced cancer before palliative care consultation. We evaluate the association between this type of distress and overall QOL before and after palliative care consultation… CONTINUE READING
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