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1.  Developing Successful Models of Cancer Palliative Care Services 
Seminars in oncology nursing  2010;26(4):266-284.
Objectives
This article describes successful institutionally-based programs for providing high quality palliative care to people with cancer and their family members. Challenges and opportunities for program development are also described.
Data Sources
Published literature from 2000 to present describing concurrent oncology palliative care clinical trials, standards and guidelines were reviewed.
Conclusion
Clinical trials have demonstrated feasibility and positive outcomes and formed the basis for consensus guidelines that support concurrent oncology palliative care models.
Implications for nursing practice
Oncology nurses should advocate for all patients with advanced cancer and their families to have access to concurrent oncology palliative oncology care from the time of diagnosis with a life-limiting cancer.
doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2010.08.006
PMCID: PMC2976669  PMID: 20971407
Cancer palliative care models; review; palliative care standards

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