HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Extra care needed for dying patients

This release is also available in French, Spanish, Italian, and German.

In a survey on the attitudes and practices of nearly 900 oncologists towards palliative care for dying patients and patients with advanced cancer, almost all (92%) agreed that they should receive end-of-life support as well as anti-tumour therapy. Less than half, however, routinely co-ordinate the care of cancer patients at all stages of their disease or collaborate with support teams and social workers. The results of the survey with data from 64 countries (including USA, Australia, Africa, and Asia) was conducted by the European Society for Medical Oncology and were presented today (20 October 2002) at its Congress in Nice.

"There is a big gulf between what people say and what they do," said Dr Nathan Cherny from Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem, Israel, who co-ordinated the survey. "Although there is general recognition that palliative care is important, many oncologists do not see this as an integral part of their role." ESMO also wanted to find out what the barriers might be to becoming involved with their patients' psychological and social issues.

Patients nearing the end of their life due to cancer require extra care for problems such as pain and digestive disorders, anxiety and depression, and complications following chemotherapy. The family members should also be involved with their care and it may be appropriate for the patient to be admitted to a hospice.

There was, however, a significant minority (15%) of medical oncologists who have negative views of the value of palliative care, partly because they did not believe they were sufficiently traine
'"/>

Contact: Gracemarie Bricalli
gracemarie@esmo.org
0041-91-973-1911
European Society for Medical Oncology
20-Oct-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Extra Medicare payments for private health plans to total $2.75 billion in 2004
2. Extract from traditional Chinese herb enhances recovery in stressed cells
3. Low Cholesterol Extracts A Price
4. Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study On The Effects Of Oral Treatment With GinkgoBiloba Extract In Patients With Erectile Dysfunction
5. Milk Extract May Heal Wounds And Smooth Wrinkles
6. New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
7. Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care
8. More training needed to care for growing geriatric population
9. New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers
10. Services for children: Training needed to tackle complexity of new labours joined-up approach
11. A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/1/2020)... ... 2020 , ... As fall and winter swiftly approach and many businesses cut ... taken this time to expand and grow into a full-fledged natural health clinic over ... will be relaunching its brand new website, expanding its services menu and has recruited ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... donated 1,400 N95 face masks to medical first responders across the United States. ... make donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) medical centers , hospitals ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... economic outlook continues to put financial strain on many of us, so it just makes ... monthly expenses and put more into savings, if possible. , “That’s a great way to ... in place in case something were to happen to you,” says Lee Duncan, CMO & ...
(Date:8/29/2020)... ... August 29, 2020 , ... When professor and author Randy Pausch ... than most people would. Rather than become melancholic, however, he put together a final ... one’s dreams. Randy Pausch took a negative situation and turned it into something that ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Integrated Viral Protection (IVP ... Florida school to deploy its breakthrough Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System that is ... Classical Academy plans to fully reopen equipped with the filtration system on September 8th. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... in wellness-related technologies, today announced that they have invested $400,000 in PopBase, one ... ran in collaboration with the Global Wellness Institute (GWI). , The competition ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... SEATTLE (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... technology research and advisory guide, has named Cloudticity a Gold winner in the ... are industry and peer recogniti o ns from Network Products Guide ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... 28, 2020 , ... Dr. Raheleh Sarbaziha has been reimagining ... approach. Armed with her qualifications from Ross University School of Medicine and the ... human body with the nation and world. With a fellowship in Integrative Medicine ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: