Published in Clinical Oncology Week, August 29th, 2005
According to recent research published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, "We report on the implementation of a previously developed clinical pathway for terminally ill patients, Palliative Care for Advanced Disease (PCAD), on a Veterans Administration (VA) acute care oncology unit, comparing processes of care and outcomes for patients on and off the pathway."
"The PCAD pathway is designed to identify imminently dying patients, review care goals, respect patients' wishes, assess and manage symptoms, address spirituality,...
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