How AAPs at a Pennsylvania health system have normalized palliative care as a core component of the medical oncology patient care plan.

An editorial in Oncology Nursing News highlights the importance of palliative care for patients living with cancer, with the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommending it as an essential part of oncology treatment. The author, Marjorie Leslie, DNP, discusses how access to these services can be limited due to access and other barriers. She then explains how Allegheny Health Network has encouraged collaboration between the medical oncology and palliative care divisions to meet the unique needs of this patient population.

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