Palliative Care

Palliative Care & Quality Of Life Care: How the Advocate Community Can Help Physicians
Jan
23
2014

Dr. Nathan Cherny explains how the advocacy community can help overcome current obstacles by raising expectations of services provided by cancer centers and clinicians.  The ESMO publication ‘How to get the most out of your oncologist’ is a tool to help empower patients to address palliative care issues with their physicians.

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Palliative Care & Quality Of Life Care: The Role of Palliative Care For a Dignified Death
Jan
23
2014

Dr. Nathan Cherny speaks about the importance of person-centered care programmes, established using individual preferences to help make end-of-life care dignified. The care team needs to be  multidisciplinary, if it is to succeed.  Yet, physician and health system barriers are often the biggest obstacle to overcome.

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Palliative Care & Quality Of Life Care: Redefining Palliative Care
Jan
23
2014

Dr. Nathan Cherny discusses how palliative care is not just about end-of-life care for patients and their families, but also about improving and ensuring quality of life for patients with advanced illness. It is necessary to bring palliative care into an earlier phase of the clinical consultation process, not just by oncologists and physicians, but […]

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Jeffery C. Ward, MD: The Palliative Care Movement In the United States
Jul
15
2013

Dr. Jeffery Ward sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room to discuss the current palliative care movement in the United States. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Jeffery C. Ward, MD is Chair, ASCO’s Clinical Practice Committee, Associate Editor, The Journal of Oncology […]

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Jeffery C. Ward, MD: The Current State of Hospice Care in the United States
Jul
15
2013

Dr. Jeffery Ward sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room to discuss the current hospice care in the United States. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Jeffery C. Ward, MD is Chair, ASCO’s Clinical Practice Committee, Associate Editor, The Journal of Oncology Practice.  […]

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Thomas J. Smith, MD: Accessing Palliative Care Where You Live
Jul
12
2013

Dr. Thomas J. Smith sits down with Selma Schimmel on The Group Room to discuss palliative care.  In this segment they talk about how patients can access a palliative care program even within the community setting by using the online resources at GetPalliativeCare.org and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO.org). This interview was […]

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Thomas J. Smith, MD: Palliative Care and Acceptance
Jul
12
2013

Dr. Thomas J. Smith sits down with Selma Schimmel on The Group Room to discuss palliative care.  In this segment they talk about the role of palliative care and learning to accept what is in order to have a better quality of life. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual […]

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Thomas J. Smith, MD: The Value of Palliative Care In Clinical Practice
Jul
12
2013

Dr. Thomas J. Smith sits down with Selma Schimmel on The Group Room to discuss palliative care.  In this segment he gives an overview of the value of palliative care and the role of the palliative care specialist in clinical practice today. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting […]

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Advocacy In Action: Palliative Care Is Not Just End Of Life Care
Jul
11
2013

Vital Options International presents, Advocacy In Action®, bringing together cancer advocacy leadership to address: Palliative Care In this segment, the panel discusses the many facets of palliative care and how it is not just for end of life stages, but all stages of treatment and has many faces. Joining Selma Schimmel as co-moderators are: Jamie […]

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Advocacy In Action: Palliative Care Is Quality Of Life Care
Jul
11
2013

Vital Options International presents, Advocacy In Action®, bringing together cancer advocacy leadership to address: Palliative Care In this segment, the panel discusses the quality of life aspects of palliative care. Joining Selma Schimmel as co-moderators are: Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD – Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University; Robert […]

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