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Study evaluates how patients cope with diagnosis of incurable cancer

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

A study of 350 palliative care patients found 77% handled being diagnosed with an incurable cancer by using emotional support coping strategies and 44% reported acceptance, which were associated with better quality of life and mood. The study in the journal Cancer found 37.7% of patients reported self-blame and 28.2% reported denial. Medscape (free registration) (07/25)


Hospice Medical Director Manual, 3rd Edition, now available

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

Physician questions use of antipsychotics for sleep, anti-nausea

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

Study: Alzheimer's patients may have reduced ability to recognize pain

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Study: Parents of preemies 10 times more likely to become depressed

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Study supports alternative to antipsychotic drugs for dementia patients

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

Pain sufferers leave Mont. for easier opioid access

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Drug combination may improve fibromyalgia symptoms, study says

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Guidelines cover treating cancer survivors with chronic pain

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

Anti-constipation tablet from Valeant, Progenics wins FDA nod

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016


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