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Experiences of managing cancer family history in palliative care 

Experiences of managing cancer family history in palliative care
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Experiences of managing cancer family history in palliative care
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Sheila Goff

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10.1093/med/9780199672844.003.0040
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date: 20 August 2019

Many people with cancer will have contact with palliative care health professionals at the end of their life. Whilst such professionals are experienced in providing holistic care for the patient and family, there is evidence that discussions and assessment of cancer family history does not always take place in this phase of the patient’s illness trajectory. Reasons for this are explored. The important opportunities, such as reassurance to dying patients, enabling accurate risk assessment of relatives through collection of vital blood samples and health education which are afforded to those involved in palliative care by checking an individual’s family history whilst in their care, are highlighted.

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