26. Palliative Care for Cancer Patients and their Families

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi3 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney4
  1. Cardinale Smith1 and
  2. Diane Meier2

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch26

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Smith, C. and Meier, D. (2012) Palliative Care for Cancer Patients and their Families, in Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice (eds K. M. Bellizzi and M. A. Gosney), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

  2. 4

    Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology and Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA

  2. 2

    Center of Advance Palliative Care, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874424

Online ISBN: 9781118312513

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Keywords:

  • end-of-life care;
  • cancer patients, and palliative care;
  • whole-patient assessment;
  • advance care planning;
  • hospice care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Whole-Patient Assessment

  • Communication

  • Advance Care Planning

  • Roles of Family and Caregiver in Palliative Care

  • Symptom Management

  • The Terminal Phase

  • Hospice Care

  • Summary

  • References