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The Resource Improving palliative care for cancer : summary and recommendations, Kathleen M. Foley, Hellen Gelband, editors ; National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council

Improving palliative care for cancer : summary and recommendations, Kathleen M. Foley, Hellen Gelband, editors ; National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council

Label
Improving palliative care for cancer : summary and recommendations
Title
Improving palliative care for cancer
Title remainder
summary and recommendations
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen M. Foley, Hellen Gelband, editors ; National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is innately human to comfort and provide care to those suffering from cancer, particularly those close to death. Yet what seems self-evident at an individual, personal level has, by and large, not guided policy at the level of institutions in this country. There is no argument that palliative care should be integrated into cancer care from diagnosis to death. But significant barriers-attitudinal, behavioral, economic, educational, and legal-still limit access to care for a large proportion of those dying from cancer, and in spite of tremendous scientific opportunities for medical progress against all the major symptoms associated with cancer and cancer death, public research institutions have not responded. In accepting a single-minded focus on research toward cure, we have inadvertently devalued the critical need to care for and support patients with advanced disease, and their families. This report builds on and takes forward an agenda set out by the 1997 IOM report Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life, which came at a time when leaders in palliative care and related fields had already begun to air issues surrounding care of the dying. That report identified significant gaps in knowledge about care at the end of life and the need for serious attention from biomedical, social science, and health services researchers. Most importantly, it recognized that the impediments to good care could be identified and potentially remedied. The report itself catalyzed further public involvement in specific initiatives-mostly pilot and demonstration projects and programs funded by the nonprofit foundation community, which are now coming to fruition
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
NLM
Dewey number
616.99/4/06
Funding information
Support for this project was provided by the National Cancer Institute; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the American Cancer Society; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Abbott Laboratories; Amgen, Inc.; and Aventis. The views presented in this report are those of the Institute of Medicine and Commission on Life Sciences National Cancer Policy Board and are not necessarily those of the funding agencies.
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RC271.P33
LC item number
I483 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
NLM call number
  • 2016 C-485
  • WB 310
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1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Foley, Kathleen M.
  • Gelband, Hellen
  • National Cancer Policy Board (U.S.)
Series statement
Compass series Washington, D.C
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  • Cancer
  • Terminal care
  • Palliative Care
  • Terminal Care
  • Neoplasms
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Terminal care
Label
Improving palliative care for cancer : summary and recommendations, Kathleen M. Foley, Hellen Gelband, editors ; National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council
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Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Front Matter""; ""Reviewers""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Summary""; ""Conclusions and Recommendations""; ""References""; ""APPENDIX A""; ""APPENDIX B Recommendations from Enhancing Data Systems to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care (IOM, 2000)""
Control code
52862798
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiv, 64 pages)).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309511186
Lccn
2002281926
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52862798
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Improving palliative care for cancer : summary and recommendations, Kathleen M. Foley, Hellen Gelband, editors ; National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Front Matter""; ""Reviewers""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Summary""; ""Conclusions and Recommendations""; ""References""; ""APPENDIX A""; ""APPENDIX B Recommendations from Enhancing Data Systems to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care (IOM, 2000)""
Control code
52862798
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiv, 64 pages)).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309511186
Lccn
2002281926
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52862798
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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