Evaluating the Development of a Palliative Care Consultation Algorithm for Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Capps, Nicole
    • Affiliation: School of Nursing
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  • Bone marrow transplant patients often experience increased symptom burden and decreased quality of life due to intense therapy regimens needed for disease treatment. Palliative care services have been shown to improve patient’s quality of life and decrease symptom burden. In the acute care setting, the primary method to initiate palliative care is through consultation. Palliative care services are often underutilized in the inpatient bone marrow transplant setting due to clinical practice barriers including provider resistance, inadequate knowledge regarding palliative services, or misunderstanding which patients may benefit from palliative care. Current oncology recommendations and accrediting organizations support incorporating palliative care into patients’ plans of care. A current gap exists between evidence-based recommendations supporting palliative care use in oncology patient care and clinical practice. This project developed a palliative care consult algorithm specific to inpatient bone marrow transplant patients to help clinicians best determine which patients may benefit from palliative care services.
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  • Zomorodi, Meg
  • Mayer, Deborah
  • Wehner, Kimberly
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017
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