Title
Practical tools for implementing early palliative care in advanced lung cancerPractical tools for implementing early palliative care in advanced lung cancer
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University Hospital Antwerp
Research group
Primary and interdisciplinary care Antwerp (ELIZA)
Molecular Imaging, Pathology, Radiotherapy & Oncology (MIPRO)
UZA
Publication type
article
Publication
Copenhagen,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
The European respiratory journal. - Copenhagen
Volume/pages
47(2016):3, p. 1010-1012
ISSN
0903-1936
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We read with interest the article by Blum and Schönfeld [1]. Early introduction of palliative care (EPC) in the management of patients with advanced lung cancer is recommended because it improves quality of life and tends to produce better survival [2]. Hospital-based palliative teams mainly focus on terminal care for hospitalised patients. Involvement of the treating pulmonologist in this setting is warranted, as stated by Blum and Schönfeld [1]. We would like to show you how we started EPC in collaboration with the palliative team in our hospital (table 1).
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/fb977a/131381.pdf
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