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Prise en charge palliative des glioblastomes

Other titlePalliative care for glioblastoma
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 12, no. 516, p. 853-856
Publication date2016-04-27

Patients with glioblastoma have a limited life expectancy and an impaired quality of life and they should be offered palliative care soon after the diagnosis is established. Still, only a quarter of patients aged over 65 return home or medical institution after completing treatments. Home care must be promoted by coordinating assistance and care, combining disciplines such as physiotherapy and ergotherapy, medical and nursing care and psychosocial support. Patients are at risk of mood, personality and behavioural disorders. Limited awareness of these troubles and their physical limitations alter their capacity of rehabilitation and social relationships. Isolation of relatives, exhaustion and misunderstandings should be prevented. The therapeutic goals should be discussed and determined upstream to anticipate difficulties and questions concerning end of life.

  • Aged
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Brain Neoplasms / therapy
  • Glioblastoma / pathology
  • Glioblastoma / therapy
  • Home Care Services / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Palliative Care / methods
  • Quality of Life
Citation (ISO format)
DIEUDONNE, Nathalie, DE MICHELI, Rita, HOTTINGER, Andreas. Prise en charge palliative des glioblastomes. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2016, vol. 12, n° 516, p. 853–856.
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