Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2018, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (3): 401-404.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2018.03.018

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Practice of Palliative Care:Experience of a Patient with Advanced Retroperitoneal Sarcoma at the End of Life

WANG Qiumei1,NING Xiaohong1(),LIU Xiaohong1,LI Huihui2   

  1. 1 Department of Geriatrics, PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China
    2 Department of Internal Medicine,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2018-04-13 Online:2018-06-30 Published:2018-07-05


According to the World Health Organization,palliative care is an approach that prevents and alleviates the pain of patients with life-threatening illness and improves the quality of life of patients and their families through early identification,assessment and treatment of pain and other physical,psychosocial and spiritual problems. It is the active holistic care accomplished by multidisciplinary team. This article describes the practice of the palliative care in a patient with advanced retroperitoneal sarcoma.

Key words: cancer, palliative care, end of life

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