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 PRACTITIONER SECTION
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120--123

Curative to palliative care-transition and communication issues: Surgeons perspective


Department of Surgical Oncology, Dr. BRA Institute-Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
S V Suryanarayana Deo
Department of Surgical Oncology, Dr. BRA Institute-Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.116706

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Transition of a cancer patient from curative to palliative stage is one of the most difficult and challenging phases of cancer care both from patient and physician point of view. Most of the time the treating surgeons are expected to facilitate this transition but due to a number of reasons surgeons often fail to fulfill this crucial responsibility. This article highlights the various issues involved in the transition phase from a surgeons perspective.






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