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Title: Palliative care for patients with lung cancer: A review of the current developments in the field and perspectives on the implementation of care
Author(s): Yip, Ka Huen 
Tsui, Zoe Wai King 
Yip, Jeffrey Yuk Chiu 
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: IntechOpen
Related Publication(s): Supportive and palliative care and quality of life in oncology
This chapter aims to explore the key developments in palliative care for patients with lung cancer. Lung cancer has high morbidity and mortality rates and is a leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Substantial evidence supports the adoption of a palliative care approach for patients with lung cancer. Palliative care aims at preventing and relieving suffering by identifying and treating debilitating symptoms early, supporting patients and their relatives to optimize coping and active living, and addressing any physical, psychosocial, and spiritual problems. An increasing number of studies show that introducing palliative care at an early stage can be beneficial for patients with advanced malignancies, including advanced lung cancer. Currently, newer palliative care approaches are being adopted, including multidisciplinary clinics and home- or community-based care. Furthermore, alternative care delivery models, such as telephone and telehealth-based approaches and outpatient palliative care, are becoming increasingly popular. However, further research is required to determine the best palliative care approach for patients with lung cancer. This chapter is a valuable contribution for both researchers and clinicians in this field, providing a more profound understanding of the existing findings in many key areas, from the developmental milestones to the adoption of holistic approaches in palliative care services for patients with lung cancer.
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.106797
CIHE Affiliated Publication: Yes
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