Palliative care in Italy: problem areas emerging from the literature.

  title={Palliative care in Italy: problem areas emerging from the literature.},
  author={Sebastiano L Mercadante and Valentina Vitrano},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  volume={76 12},
The aim of this study was to review the Italian literature regarding attitudes toward palliative care in cancer patients, as well as cultural, educational and organizational problems in Italy with respect to palliative care services. The Italian literature published in the last ten years on PUBMED was reviewed. Clinical trials were excluded from this analysis, as their focus was beyond the scope of this study. Non-cancer studies were also excluded. Thirty-nine papers were retrieved. Several… CONTINUE READING

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