A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020) | Viewed by 10078
Interests: cancer pain; opioids; palliative care
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Palliative care is a medical approach aimed to improve the quality of life for people who are seriously ill, dealing with suffering, human dignity, health care needs, and quality of life. Palliative care relieves pain, physical disorders, and psychological problems in patients affected by a life-threatening illness. In the real world, most palliative care is currently provided at the end of life and is offered only after life-prolonging treatments have failed. Specialized palliative care limited to patients enrolled in hospice-home care ignores the majority of patients facing a serious and more often long-lasting disease. Problems and issues of accessing specialist palliative care have been identified and include a lack of knowledge about palliative care among health professionals, a lack of standardized criteria for referring patients, and difficulties in accessing specialized services, as well the lack of advanced research in this field. Publishing palliative paper in an oncology journal is of paramount importance for professionals who care patients with cancer. For this reason, as Editor of a special issue on palliative care, I invite research to produce the best data of their research in Cancers.
Prof. Dr. Sebastiano Mercadante
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