Palliative Care

Cancer Pain aims to help cancer patients receive the pain treatment they deserve.

Review Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Association of Cancer Online Resources

Fentanyl Patch Can Be Deadly to Children

The FDA issued a safety alert to warn patients, caregivers and health care professionals about the dangers of accidental exposure to and improper storage and disposal of the fentanyl patch. Find out how to protect children from accidental exposure.

Review Date: Friday, April 20, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Palliative care specializes in the relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness. This site provides information for patients and their families to help make medical decisions and choose treatments.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The Center to Advance Palliative Care

NHPCO - Find a Provider

Find a local hospice or palliative care program offering compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, or call the NHPCO HelpLine at 1-800-658-8898.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Palliative Care- (PDF)

Palliative care is comprehensive treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness. You don’t have to be in hospice or at the end of life to receive palliative care.

Review Date: Monday, July 14, 2014

NIH National Institute of Nursing Research - NINR

Palliative Care in Cancer

The goal of palliative care is to prevent or treat the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment, in addition to the related psychological, social, and spiritual problems. Find out how palliative care can be beneficial to patient and family health and well-being.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Supportive and Palliative Care (Coping with Cancer)

This page links consumers and health care professionals to cancer information summaries related to a variety of common complications of cancer and its treatment. Topics covered include anxiety disorders, depression, nausea and vomiting, nutrition, pruritis, sleep disorders, grief and bereavement, and many more.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NIH National Cancer Institute

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments.

Review Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hospice Foundation of America

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