Presenter Information

Erin Tardanico

Publication Date

5-6-2021

Department

School of Nursing

Description

Offering Palliative Care (PC) as a layer in addition to standard medical oncology care [amongst newly diagnosed solid tumor patients] offers great benefit to both the patient and the primary oncologist. The intervention described in this poster helps to ensure an automatic referral process to help educate the patient on the evidence based benefits of PC and reduce common misconceptions of PC. The intervention also allows the opportunity for patients to participate in PC without feeling pressured, along with being able to prioritize what is most meaningful to them, so their providers can align their focus with what is important to the patient.

Presentation Type

Presentation

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Nursing Commons

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Early Integration of Palliative Care Amongst Newly Diagnosed Solid Tumor Oncology Patients

Offering Palliative Care (PC) as a layer in addition to standard medical oncology care [amongst newly diagnosed solid tumor patients] offers great benefit to both the patient and the primary oncologist. The intervention described in this poster helps to ensure an automatic referral process to help educate the patient on the evidence based benefits of PC and reduce common misconceptions of PC. The intervention also allows the opportunity for patients to participate in PC without feeling pressured, along with being able to prioritize what is most meaningful to them, so their providers can align their focus with what is important to the patient.