Medicina palliativa: Nuove frontiere

Translated title of the contribution: Future aims for palliative care

Davide Tassinari, Marco Maltoni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The rediscovery of palliative care in oncology represents an important aspect in the clinical assistance of cancer patients with advanced or terminal disease. The main characteristic aspects of the renewed medical discipline are: the inclusion of palliative care within the comprehensive care of the oncologic patient (simultaneous care); the inclusion of the palliative care institutions (Hospices and Home Care Units) within the oncologic departments; the comprehensive approach towards the sick person and his family in a model of global care; the identification of quality of life as the main end point of a palliative approach. An adequate approach to the needs of the patient with advanced or terminal disease or to the needs of his family has to be based upon a correct assessment of the patient, and consequently of patient's prognosis. Moreover, clinical research should be based on rational principles and conducted with adequate and well-founded methodologies. Future aims for palliative care will be: the identification of foundation confirmed by basic or translational research, the conduction of trials that could validate the results of biological research in the clinical context, and the large application of the results of clinical research in clinical practice. Nevertheless, all the efforts to improve the quality of clinical research in palliative care will have to be focused on protocols of global interventions.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)571-579
Number of pages9
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume97
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

Fingerprint

Palliative Care
Research
Hospice Care
Translational Medical Research
Home Care Services
Patient Care
Quality of Life
Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Medicina palliativa : Nuove frontiere. / Tassinari, Davide; Maltoni, Marco.

In: Recenti Progressi in Medicina, Vol. 97, No. 10, 10.2006, p. 571-579.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tassinari, D & Maltoni, M 2006, 'Medicina palliativa: Nuove frontiere', Recenti Progressi in Medicina, vol. 97, no. 10, pp. 571-579.
Tassinari, Davide ; Maltoni, Marco. / Medicina palliativa : Nuove frontiere. In: Recenti Progressi in Medicina. 2006 ; Vol. 97, No. 10. pp. 571-579.
@article{02564c13f7f74de8b8fbf70cb2c5bc5b,
title = "Medicina palliativa: Nuove frontiere",
abstract = "The rediscovery of palliative care in oncology represents an important aspect in the clinical assistance of cancer patients with advanced or terminal disease. The main characteristic aspects of the renewed medical discipline are: the inclusion of palliative care within the comprehensive care of the oncologic patient (simultaneous care); the inclusion of the palliative care institutions (Hospices and Home Care Units) within the oncologic departments; the comprehensive approach towards the sick person and his family in a model of global care; the identification of quality of life as the main end point of a palliative approach. An adequate approach to the needs of the patient with advanced or terminal disease or to the needs of his family has to be based upon a correct assessment of the patient, and consequently of patient's prognosis. Moreover, clinical research should be based on rational principles and conducted with adequate and well-founded methodologies. Future aims for palliative care will be: the identification of foundation confirmed by basic or translational research, the conduction of trials that could validate the results of biological research in the clinical context, and the large application of the results of clinical research in clinical practice. Nevertheless, all the efforts to improve the quality of clinical research in palliative care will have to be focused on protocols of global interventions.",
keywords = "Evidence-based palliative medicine, Palliative care, Quality of life, Simultaneous care",
author = "Davide Tassinari and Marco Maltoni",
year = "2006",
month = "10",
language = "Italian",
volume = "97",
pages = "571--579",
journal = "Recenti Progressi in Medicina",
issn = "0034-1193",
publisher = "Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore s.r.l.",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Medicina palliativa

T2 - Nuove frontiere

AU - Tassinari, Davide

AU - Maltoni, Marco

PY - 2006/10

Y1 - 2006/10

N2 - The rediscovery of palliative care in oncology represents an important aspect in the clinical assistance of cancer patients with advanced or terminal disease. The main characteristic aspects of the renewed medical discipline are: the inclusion of palliative care within the comprehensive care of the oncologic patient (simultaneous care); the inclusion of the palliative care institutions (Hospices and Home Care Units) within the oncologic departments; the comprehensive approach towards the sick person and his family in a model of global care; the identification of quality of life as the main end point of a palliative approach. An adequate approach to the needs of the patient with advanced or terminal disease or to the needs of his family has to be based upon a correct assessment of the patient, and consequently of patient's prognosis. Moreover, clinical research should be based on rational principles and conducted with adequate and well-founded methodologies. Future aims for palliative care will be: the identification of foundation confirmed by basic or translational research, the conduction of trials that could validate the results of biological research in the clinical context, and the large application of the results of clinical research in clinical practice. Nevertheless, all the efforts to improve the quality of clinical research in palliative care will have to be focused on protocols of global interventions.

AB - The rediscovery of palliative care in oncology represents an important aspect in the clinical assistance of cancer patients with advanced or terminal disease. The main characteristic aspects of the renewed medical discipline are: the inclusion of palliative care within the comprehensive care of the oncologic patient (simultaneous care); the inclusion of the palliative care institutions (Hospices and Home Care Units) within the oncologic departments; the comprehensive approach towards the sick person and his family in a model of global care; the identification of quality of life as the main end point of a palliative approach. An adequate approach to the needs of the patient with advanced or terminal disease or to the needs of his family has to be based upon a correct assessment of the patient, and consequently of patient's prognosis. Moreover, clinical research should be based on rational principles and conducted with adequate and well-founded methodologies. Future aims for palliative care will be: the identification of foundation confirmed by basic or translational research, the conduction of trials that could validate the results of biological research in the clinical context, and the large application of the results of clinical research in clinical practice. Nevertheless, all the efforts to improve the quality of clinical research in palliative care will have to be focused on protocols of global interventions.

KW - Evidence-based palliative medicine

KW - Palliative care

KW - Quality of life

KW - Simultaneous care

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33845917304&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33845917304&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Articolo

C2 - 17263049

AN - SCOPUS:33845917304

VL - 97

SP - 571

EP - 579

JO - Recenti Progressi in Medicina

JF - Recenti Progressi in Medicina

SN - 0034-1193

IS - 10

ER -