Palliative Care and Symptom Management for Women with Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Devin Miller, Nicole Nevadunsky

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to review data supporting the benefit of palliative care, specifically for women with advanced ovarian cancer. Authors discuss barriers to implementation of palliative care, including confusion with hospice and challenges of prognostication. Generalist-level palliative techniques for treatment of pain, shortness of breath, bowel obstruction, and ascites are described. A description of physician-assisted suicide in legalized states is provided. Resources for physicians regarding communication and end-of-life decision making support for patients and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1087-1102
Number of pages16
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Advanced ovarian cancer
  • Hospice
  • Palliative care
  • Physician-assisted suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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