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The role of nursing in caring for patients undergoing palliative surgery for advanced disease 

The role of nursing in caring for patients undergoing palliative surgery for advanced disease
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The role of nursing in caring for patients undergoing palliative surgery for advanced disease
Author(s):

Anna Cathy Williams

, Betty R. Ferrell

, Gloria Juarez

, and Tami Borneman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0152
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date: 12 November 2018

Although newer in the traditional setting, palliative care and surgeries are emerging at a very rapid pace. As the path of the surgeon, the patient‘s disease trajectory, and the path of palliative intervention overlap, it is possible for professional and personal conflicts to arise, with negotiations needing to take place. Surgeons and palliative care colleagues, along with other health team members and patients, will need to collaborate on a very intimate level, and often.

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