Learning Collaborative Vs Technical Assistance in Delivering a Palliative Care Program to Patients With Advanced Cancer and Their Caregivers

Major Program
Supportive Care and Symptom Management
NCI Community Oncology Research Program
Research Group
Community Oncology and Prevention Trials
University of Rochester NCORP Research Base
Enrolling by invitation
ClinicalTrials.gov ID
For more information, see ClinicalTrials.gov NCT04062552
This trial studies the delivery of the ENABLE palliative care program by two different
methods called a Virtual Learning Collaborative or Technical Assistance for patients with
advanced cancer and their caregivers. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people
with a serious illness that occurs at the same time as other medical treatment. The purpose
of palliative care is to provide relief from symptoms and stress of serious illness, to help
patients and their families clarify goals of care, and to focus on social support and
spiritual well-being. The focus of the ENABLE palliative care program is on living well,
managing stress, patient communication of their personal values and hopes for care, social
support, and symptom management. This study may help doctors find the best ways to include
palliative care services into their practices and the impact of palliative care on cancer
patients and their caregivers' quality of life.
Behavioral, Psychological or Informational Intervention, Educational Intervention, Medical Examination, Quality-of-Life Assessment, Survey Administration, Telephone-Based Intervention
Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm, Caregiver, Metastatic Malignant Solid Neoplasm, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Oncologist, Physician Assistant, Progressive Neoplastic Disease, Recurrent Malignant Solid Neoplasm
Lisa Zubkoff, PhD

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