2016 Poster Sessions

Developing Supportive Oncology Program in a Cancer Center

Background: Cancer patients experience significant symptom and psychosocial burden (1). Integration of supportive oncology programs within cancer centers has developed since the findings of Temel and Jackson. Addressing a growing ...

Early Palliative Care in Advanced Heart Failure

Heart Failure is a chronic, life-limiting illness that affects more than 600,000 Canadians and is the number one reason for hospitalization in Canada (Heart & Stroke Foundation, 2016). With medical ...

No Disease, Chronic Pain, High Dose Opioids…What Do We Do?

Introduction: Outpatient palliative care clinics are often expected to manage a broad spectrum of oncology patients. Oncology patients who have completed disease –specific treatment and no longer have any evidence ...

Outpatient Palliative Cardiology Embedded Within a Heart Failure Clinic: A New Model of Care

Introduction/Background: The role of specialist palliative care in the management of heart failure (HF) has been established in the contexts of in-patient HF care and management of patients with left ...

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