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Overcoming the challenges associated with symptom management in palliative care

  
@article{APM12558,
	author = {Helen Senderovich and Shaira Wignarajah},
	title = {Overcoming the challenges associated with symptom management in palliative care},
	journal = {Annals of Palliative Medicine},
	volume = {6},
	number = {2},
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {End of life (EOL) care is a topic that many families have difficulty discussing. A number of families are uncomfortable with accepting the fact that death is a part of every human’s reality. Ideas and thoughts of death are interpreted differently across various cultures, and lacking to discuss disease trajectory and what to expect down the road with a physician, brings forward conflict during EOL care. Let us consider the complexities of treating Mr. X who is an 80-year-old male of Italian background with a history of advanced lung cancer with metastasis to the brain. He was recently diagnosed and his health began to rapidly decline at home. Mr. X is used in this case study to explore the challenges in providing care in a palliative care unit (PCU), and the ways in which we can overcome them.},
	url = {http://apm.amegroups.com/article/view/12558}
}