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Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses research various topics to enhance patient experience

Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses research various topics to enhance patient experience

New project aims to increase awareness among hospital clinicians of non-beneficial treatment at end-of-life

New project aims to increase awareness among hospital clinicians of non-beneficial treatment at end-of-life

Study: Palliative care can improve seriously ill patient’s experience of care

Study: Palliative care can improve seriously ill patient’s experience of care

Palliative care associated with shorter hospital stays and lower costs, study shows

Palliative care associated with shorter hospital stays and lower costs, study shows

Gene therapy is the best stratagem to impact the course of GM2 gangliosidosis

Gene therapy is the best stratagem to impact the course of GM2 gangliosidosis

Five best practices to help reduce unplanned acute care for cancer patients

Five best practices to help reduce unplanned acute care for cancer patients

Special series explores pasteurized donor human milk use for hospitalized infants

Special series explores pasteurized donor human milk use for hospitalized infants

Study highlights need for further evidence to improve symptom management in end of life care

Study highlights need for further evidence to improve symptom management in end of life care

What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery

What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery

‘Aggressive’ new advance directive would let dementia patients refuse food

‘Aggressive’ new advance directive would let dementia patients refuse food

Clinical trial to test efficacy of stem cell transplants in stopping ALS muscle deterioration

Clinical trial to test efficacy of stem cell transplants in stopping ALS muscle deterioration

Stroke patients and their families need more emotional support, study suggests

Stroke patients and their families need more emotional support, study suggests

Expanded model of care could relieve depression and fatigue in chronic heart failure patients

Expanded model of care could relieve depression and fatigue in chronic heart failure patients

Researchers explore how people with Alzheimer's disease use end-of-life medical services

Researchers explore how people with Alzheimer's disease use end-of-life medical services

Doctors learn how to talk to patients about dying

Doctors learn how to talk to patients about dying

Early access to palliative care may result in better quality of life for advanced cancer patients

Early access to palliative care may result in better quality of life for advanced cancer patients

Availability of qualified nurses in hospitals affects patient satisfaction

Availability of qualified nurses in hospitals affects patient satisfaction

For elder health, trips to the ER are often a tipping point

For elder health, trips to the ER are often a tipping point

Dying cancer patients receiving assisted hydration live longer

Dying cancer patients receiving assisted hydration live longer

Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care

Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care