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Shifting palliative care paradigm in primary care from better death to better end-of-life: a Swiss pilot study

Published inBMC Health Services Research, vol. 21, no. 1, 629
Publication date2021
Abstract

Patients suffering from advanced cancer often loose contact with their primary care physician (PCP) during oncologic treatment and palliative care is introduced very late. The aim of this pilot study was to test the feasibility and procedures for a randomized trial of an intervention to teach PCPs a palliative care approach and communication skills to improve advanced cancer patients' quality of life.

Keywords
  • Cancer care / oncology
  • Death and dying
  • Doctor-patient relationship
  • Palliative care / end-of-life
  • Primary care
  • Quality of life
Funding
  • Autre - Safra Private funds, Geneva.
Citation (ISO format)
SOMMER, Johanna Maria et al. Shifting palliative care paradigm in primary care from better death to better end-of-life: a Swiss pilot study. In: BMC Health Services Research, 2021, vol. 21, n° 1, p. 629. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06664-1
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ISSN of the journal1472-6963
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