Show Summary Details
Page of

Palliative Care Nursing in the Outpatient Setting 

Palliative Care Nursing in the Outpatient Setting
Chapter:
Palliative Care Nursing in the Outpatient Setting
Author(s):

Pamela Stitzlein Davies

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190223755.003.0005
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 21 October 2019

The most recent area of expansion for palliative care has been the outpatient setting. Hospice in home care settings sets the foundations for the expansion into hospital settings and inpatient palliative care services. However, there is now a significant shift toward the outpatient clinic as the predominant site of care. Hospitals have responded by developing outpatient palliative care, and many programs now effectively provide symptom management and telephone support for patients as their diseases are managed on an outpatient basis. Although many questions remain as to how to best deliver outpatient palliative care, this area will continue to expand significantly given trends in health care delivery systems and the need for collaborative care.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.