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Article: Integrative Palliative Cancer Care in Hong Kong: An Overview and an Example from the East

TitleIntegrative Palliative Cancer Care in Hong Kong: An Overview and an Example from the East
Authors
KeywordsCancer
End-of-life care
Hospice
Pain control
Palliative care
Radiation therapy
Issue Date2019
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/clon
Citation
Clinical Oncology, 2019, v. 31 n. 8, p. 589-594 How to Cite?
AbstractCancer is the most common cause of mortality worldwide. Although recent advances of multiple modality cancer management have significantly improved the cure and control rates, a significant proportion of patients are still refractory to the standard and available treatments. Early initiation of palliative care can reduce cancer suffering, improve health-related quality of life and possibly prolong survival. It also allows patients and their caretakers to perceive the trajectory of their cancer, so that better and advanced care planning can be contemplated and implemented. The traditional beliefs and perceptions of cancer also differ significantly between the East and the West, which may also affect the preferential approach to palliative care. This review provides an overview of palliative care services in Hong Kong, as compared with other parts of the world. In addition, we shall also explore how cancer perceptions affect the decision-making on palliative care.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/274932
ISSN
2017 Impact Factor: 3.06
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.194
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dc.contributor.authorLee, VHF-
dc.contributor.authorLam, TC-
dc.contributor.authorJing, HM-
dc.contributor.authorLiu, F-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, YS-
dc.contributor.authorHuang, JJ-
dc.contributor.authorLee, WMA-
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T02:31:52Z-
dc.date.available2019-09-10T02:31:52Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationClinical Oncology, 2019, v. 31 n. 8, p. 589-594-
dc.identifier.issn0936-6555-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/274932-
dc.description.abstractCancer is the most common cause of mortality worldwide. Although recent advances of multiple modality cancer management have significantly improved the cure and control rates, a significant proportion of patients are still refractory to the standard and available treatments. Early initiation of palliative care can reduce cancer suffering, improve health-related quality of life and possibly prolong survival. It also allows patients and their caretakers to perceive the trajectory of their cancer, so that better and advanced care planning can be contemplated and implemented. The traditional beliefs and perceptions of cancer also differ significantly between the East and the West, which may also affect the preferential approach to palliative care. This review provides an overview of palliative care services in Hong Kong, as compared with other parts of the world. In addition, we shall also explore how cancer perceptions affect the decision-making on palliative care.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/clon-
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Oncology-
dc.subjectCancer-
dc.subjectEnd-of-life care-
dc.subjectHospice-
dc.subjectPain control-
dc.subjectPalliative care-
dc.subjectRadiation therapy-
dc.titleIntegrative Palliative Cancer Care in Hong Kong: An Overview and an Example from the East-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLee, VHF: vhflee@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TC: lamtc03@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLee, WMA: awmlee@hkucc.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.clon.2019.06.001-
dc.identifier.pmid31230834-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85067355304-
dc.identifier.hkuros303836-
dc.identifier.volume31-
dc.identifier.issue8-
dc.identifier.spage589-
dc.identifier.epage594-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000473609300013-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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