Category Archives: palliative care

Helping a patient navigate through cancer’s challenges

Palliative care team helps Sandra Floyd reach the treatment goals she set for herself BY JIM HOWE “There are a lot of ups and downs when you’ve got cancer, a lot of wind in your sails, then the wind stops,” … Continue reading

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Palliative care patients leave lasting memories in ‘Sharing Life’ videos

BY JIM HOWE After a person is gone, it can be comforting for his or her loved ones to hear their voice or see their face again. “It would be so awesome to capture that and to be able to … Continue reading

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Navigating through a cancer diagnosis

BY AMBER SMITH While each person’s cancer journey is unique, patients are likely to encounter similar  services and treatment options along the way. Holly Briere, a nurse navigator specializing in cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, guides us through what the experience … Continue reading

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How palliative care brings comfort to suffering patients, families

BY JIM HOWE A doctor hangs her head. A patient loses hope. Medicines haven’t worked. Surgery is not an option. Frustration, fright, even anger fills the air. That’s often the type of situation nurse practitioner Susan Shaw encounters. “My goal … Continue reading

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