Palliative Care Perspective

 
 
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma: 5 Things to Know Get up to speed on the latest data surrounding the most common form of liver cancer.
  • Treating Infections Near the End of Life It's often an ethical as well as a clinical decision.
  • Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer: Extending Outcomes   Lung cancer experts discuss palliative care strategies in the ongoing management of patients with NSCLC, including effective communication about prognosis.
  • Overcoming Territoriality in Palliative Cancer Care Dr Jack West says it is time to embrace a team approach when it comes to initiating discussions about end-of-life care with patients with advanced cancer.
  • 'Atlas' Uncovers Hidden Parts of Cancer Care We often overlook the crucial role that patients' family and friends play in their care. Dr Lidia Schapira shares a simple technique for ensuring that they're properly supported.
  • Should Doctors' Rights Come Before Patients' Rights?   Is it okay for a physician to refuse to provide certain kinds of care because of personal moral or religious beliefs? Art Caplan debates the issue with Drs Sandeep Jauhar and Cheyn Onarecker.
  • New Options in Adult AML: The Fit and the Frail   Duke oncologists discuss treatment options available to older AML patients, with considerations for fitness, comorbidities, and therapeutic goals.
  • The War on Shock: Is Industry Leading the Charge? Protocols for patients in cardiogenic shock encourage use of mechanical circulatory support and play down palliative care, despite limited supporting data, writes interventional cardiologist Jaya Mallidi.
  • Heart Doc Writes About His 'Front-Row Seat' in Medicine   Cardiologist Haider Warraich discusses his prolific writing career in this episode of Medscape One-on-One with Eric Topol.
  • Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer: Resistance Alert   Boston oncologists discuss tumor resistance mechanisms in NSCLC and strategies for modifying therapy to achieve durable response.
  • Our Failures Demand a New Approach to Cancer Given the slow progress of the 'War on Cancer,' do we really expect that pouring ever-increasing amounts of money into the current treatment paradigm will provide a real solution?
  • Palliative Care in End-Stage Renal Disease In this case, a social worker must respond to a patient who expresses that she would like to discontinue dialysis and knows that doing so means she will die soon.
  • Whose Rights Come First: Doctors' or Patients'?   Bioethicist Art Caplan, PhD, discusses how to handle physicians' conscientious objection in medicine.
  • SCOS 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SCOS 2019
  • Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer: Precision Decisions   Oncologists discuss the individualized approach to NSCLC treatment now possible with genetic testing, and share strategies in selecting appropriate therapies.
  • What Do You Do When Your Patient Starts to Cry? Dr Bishal Gyawali shares what he has learned about empathy and culture in medicine through his experiences of delivering difficult news to cancer patients around the world.
  • Is There an Ideal Healthcare System for Treating Cancer? Experts say that no country's system is perfect, but there is much benefit to taking a worldwide view of cancer care.
  • New Options in Adult AML   Duke oncologists discuss expanded treatment options for older AML patients, including numerous targeted therapies and less intensive regimens that yield durable remissions and improve quality of life.
  • NPs vs PAs: What's the Difference? On the surface they might seem the same, but differences do exist between these advanced practice professionals.
  • Stop Trying to Soften Bad News for Patients   Dr Art Caplan says it's unfair to patients to try to 'spare' them from the reality of a serious or terminal condition.