JNCCN: Many Hospitalized People with Advanced Cancer Struggle with Important Daily Tasks

New research from Mass General Cancer Center, published in the June 2020 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, found 40.2% of hospitalized patients with advanced, incurable cancer were functionally impaired at the time of admission.

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Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Their First-Hand Experience of Connecting Dying Covid-19 Patients with Family

Since hospitals implemented no-visitor policies, health care providers and patient advocates have stepped in, using cell phones and iPads to connect Covid-19 patients with loved ones.

Noticing the need for patient and family support services in the medical intensive care unit at University Hospital in Newark, Jenna Marcus, an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and gynecologic oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, launched the “Palliative Care Mobile Unit” with the support of hospital administration.

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$350,000 Gift Made to Support Pediatric Palliative Care at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

The Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a gift of $350,000 from the Morris and Clara Weshnak Family Foundation, administered by Barry and Carol Anne Cawley Weshnak, in support of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. The program helps children living with chronic illnesses and life-threatening medical conditions by working to improve the quality of life of these children and focusing on treatment of symptoms, pain and stress management, as well as offering comprehensive patient and family support.

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Depression, Anxiety Linked to Opioid Use in Women With Breast Cancer

The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with breast cancer and spur care providers to consider alternative pain management such as physical therapy, massage and acupuncture, the researchers say.

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