New Frontiers in Outpatient Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer

Research involves patients with cancer and is conducted in health care centers focused on providing oncology care

Michael W. Rabow

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Research involves patients with cancer and is conducted in health care centers focused on providing oncology care
  • Outpatient or community-based palliative care is recognized as a key frontier in palliative care, and palliative care in the setting of oncology care is the core of that frontier
  • The National Cancer Institute defines supportive care as “care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease.” We conceive of much of traditional oncology supportive care as included in the constellation of services offered as part of the field of palliative care
  • Evidence suggests that palliative care in the outpatient oncology setting is beneficial
  • Six areas are at the forefront of outpatient palliative care for patients with cancer, including the setting and timing of palliative care integration into the outpatient setting, the relationship between primary and specialty palliative care, quality and metrics, research, electronic and technology innovations, and health care financing
  • Through the successful integration of oncology and palliative care, all patients with cancer should be able to receive standard, comprehensive, integrated care that allows them to live as long and as well as possible

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