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Integrating palliative care with intensive care for critically ill patients with lung cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Intensive Care, February 2012
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Title
Integrating palliative care with intensive care for critically ill patients with lung cancer
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Annals of Intensive Care, February 2012
DOI 10.1186/2110-5820-2-3
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Elizabeth B Gay, Stefanie P Weiss, Judith E Nelson

Abstract

With newer information indicating more favorable outcomes of intensive care therapy for lung cancer patients, intensivists increasingly are willing to initiate an aggressive trial of this therapy. Concerns remain, however, that the experience of the intensive care unit for patients with lung cancer and their families often may be distressing. Regardless of prognosis, all patients with critical illness should receive high-quality palliative care, including symptom control, communication about appropriate care goals, and support for both patient and family throughout the illness trajectory. In this article, we suggest strategies for integrating palliative care with intensive care for critically ill lung cancer patients. We address assessment and management of symptoms, knowledge and skill needed for effective communication, and interdisciplinary collaboration for patient and family support. We review the role of expert consultants in providing palliative care in the intensive care unit, while highlighting the responsibility of all critical care clinicians to address basic palliative care needs of patients and their families.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 40 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 27%
Student > Master 8 20%
Professor 4 10%
Librarian 3 7%
Researcher 3 7%
Other 9 22%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 51%
Social Sciences 5 12%
Psychology 3 7%
Design 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 6 15%

Attention Score in Context

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#14,487,700
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#717
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#98,793
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#2
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