Items Tagged ‘quality of life’

May 21, 2012

Palliative Care Intervention by Nurse Practitioner Improves Life for Cancer Patients


Most cancer patients also do not have advance directives addressed and are not aware of the benefits of hospice services. In order to address this issue, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida decided to test whether a nurse practitioner-driven consultation that used quality-of-life assessment tools and advance directives tools resulted in improvement in the cancer […]

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Tags: Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, quality of life, Senior Journal

March 28, 2012

Quality of Life Tied To Lung Cancer Survival: Study


The way lung cancer patients feel around the time they’re diagnosed may be related to how long they survive – even after taking into account objective measures of the disease, according to a U.S. study…Objective measures such as age, the stage and aggressiveness of the cancer and other health conditions, did not fully explain the […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, quality of life

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