Cancer Patients Live Longer with Hospice and Palliative Care

Cancer Patients Live Longer with Hospice and Palliative Care By Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia A recent study from Japan found that cancer patients who choose to receive palliative and hospice care at home tend to live longer than those who remain in hospitals. The study, which was published in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the…

Toolkit for Transitioning from Hospital to Hospice

Toolkit for Transitioning from Hospital to Hospice By Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia Helping a patient transition from the hospital to hospice requires detailed coordination between various people and organizations including hospital staff, the patient’s physician, the patient, and family. To help reduce stress and any fears that the patient and/or family may be feeling, here’s…