Teleconference and Palliative Care Awareness for Rural Patients
Initiation of palliative care services soon after advanced cancer diagnosis, and delivered concurrent with cancer care has demonstrated improved quality of life outcomes for patients and extended life due to foregoing aggressive care near the end of life. However, for patients with advance diseases living rural areas, access to palliative care can be delayed or difficult. This grant will be used to provide teleconference education and a phone support program with an Advanced Care Nurse for participant follow up and data collection.
Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:
|2015||Creating a Statewide Tissue Banking Network to Promote Cancer Research in Maine||$199,940||Research||Eastern Maine Medical Center|
|2012||Teleconference and Palliative Care Awareness for Rural Patients||$5,000||Education||Eastern Maine Medical Center|