Best Practices for Providing Patient-Centered Tele-Palliative Care to Cancer Patients

Grecia Lined Aldana, Onyinyechi Vanessa Evoh, Akhila Reddy

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Abstract

Cancer patients receiving palliative care may face significant challenges in attending outpatient appointments. Patients on controlled substances such as opioids require frequent visits and often rely on assistive devices and/or a caregiver to accompany them to these visits. In addition, pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath may magnify the challenges associated with in-person visits. The rapid adoption of telemedicine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be highly beneficial for advanced cancer patients and caregivers. The hurried COVID-19-related implementation of telemedicine is now evolving into a permanent platform for providing palliative care. This review will focus on the best practices and recommendations to deliver high-quality, interdisciplinary tele-palliative care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1809
JournalCancers
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • best practices
  • cancer
  • health care delivery
  • palliative care
  • telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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