The Final Phase of Cancer Survivorship: End-of-Life Care

  • Betty Ferrell
  • Carla Munévar
  • Virginia Sun


In the past decade, significant attention has been given to two seemingly unrelated areas of quality care in oncology – cancer survivorship and end-of-life care. It is of note that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) held consensus meetings and issued major reports in each of these areas [1, 2]. While at first glance the issues of cancer survivorship and end-of-life care may appear as unrelated concerns, these issues are in fact highly related.


Cancer Survivorship Palliative Care Family Caregiver Interdisciplinary Team Advance Care Planning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population SciencesCity of HopeDuarteUSA

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