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aggressive care at end of life for advanced lung cancer patients linked to poorer outcomes

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aggressive care at end of life for advanced lung cancer patients linked to poorer outcomes

image: mary ersek, ph.d., rn, fpcn, holds a joint appointment at the department of veterans affairs and penn nursing. view more credit: penn nursingphiladelphia (may 25, 2017) - for patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care -- chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions -- at the end of life is commonplace. yet until now, little is known about the relationship between patients' and families' satisfaction with this aggressive care within the last 30 days of life.a new study, from the department of veterans affairs and university of pennsylvania school of nursing (penn nursing), suggests that such care is not likely to contribute po...