Clinical Challenges and Pitfalls in Early Palliative Care: Practical Knowledge and Guidance from Other Medical Specialties

Posted On 2020-07-09 09:16:42


This focused issue is dedicated to promoting learning from our colleagues from different disciplines, and it highlight the importance of keeping a professional eye on the developments in their fields of medicine. As advances in the primary disease disciplines are happening concurrently with advances in palliative medicine practices, refreshing the knowledge of specialist palliative care teams with the help of our colleagues will provide the best possible care for our patients.

Editorial on Clinical Challenges and Pitfalls in Early Palliative Care: Practical Knowledge and Guidance from other Medical Specialties
Life-long-learning: the importance of Specialist Palliative Care Teams staying informed with knowledge from other disciplines
Jan Gaertner, Charles B. Simone II, Fiona Lim

Review Article on Clinical Challenges and Pitfalls in Early Palliative Care: Practical Knowledge and Guidance from other Medical Specialties
The impact of early palliative care: a medical oncologist’s perspective
William Raskin

Cutaneous toxicities of new targeted cancer therapies: must know for diagnosis, management, and patient-proxy empowerment
Thomas McFarlane, Noor Rehman, Katie Wang, Jenny Lee, Caitlin Carter

Multiple bone metastases: what the palliative care specialist should know about the potential, limitations and practical aspects of radiation therapy
May N. Tsao, Elizabeth A. Barnes, Edward Chow

Role of bone-modifying agents in advanced cancer
Danielle N. Desautels, Craig H. Harlos, Katarzyna J. Jerzak

Fighting diagnostic and therapeutic nihilism in the elderly with cancer
Ewelina Biskup, Marcus Vetter, Ulrich Wedding

When saliva becomes a problem: the challenges and palliative care for patients with sialorrhea
Charles Christian Paine II, James William Snider III

Sticky stuff: xerostomia in patients undergoing head and neck radiotherapy—prevalence, prevention, and palliative care
James William Snider III, Charles Christian Paine II