Palliative care considerations and practices for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Title

Palliative care considerations and practices for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Creator

Upshaw N C; Roche A; Gleditsch K; Connelly E; Wasilewski-Masker K; Brock K E

Identifier

Publisher

Pediatric Blood and Cancer

Date

2020

Subject

adolescents; cancer; oncology; young adults; pediatric palliative care; practice considerations

Description

The definition of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) in oncology varies with upper limits up to age 39. Younger AYAs, ages 12-24 years, are often cared for within pediatrics. In caring for AYAs with cancer, there are unique considerations that become even more important to recognize, acknowledge, and address in AYAs with life-threatening cancer receiving palliative care. This review highlights important factors such as psychosocial development, cultural considerations, and support structure, which should be considered when providing palliative care to AYAs with cancer during the various stages of care: introduction of palliative care; symptom management; advanced care planning (ACP); end-of-life (EOL) care; and bereavement. Copyright © 2020 Wiley Periodicals LLC

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Upshaw N C; Roche A; Gleditsch K; Connelly E; Wasilewski-Masker K; Brock K E, “Palliative care considerations and practices for adolescents and young adults with cancer,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 28, 2023, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17407.

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