Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorButton, Elise
dc.contributor.authorChan, Raymond
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Shirley
dc.contributor.authorButler, Jason
dc.contributor.authorYates, Patsy
dc.description.abstractProblem Identification: Identifying people with hematologic cancer who are at risk of deteriorating and dying is essential to enable open, honest discussions, leading to appropriate decision making and effective end-of-life care. Literature Search: PubMed, CINAHL®, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from January 2005 to December 2015 for descriptive observational studies. Data Evaluation: Critique of the studies was guided by the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme Cohort Study Checklist. Synthesis: Twelve studies were included. The majority of studies (n = 8) sampled patients from palliative populations, and most were retrospective (n = 11). A number of signs, symptoms, and characteristics associated with end of life in people with a hematolgic malignancy were identified, including pain, hematopoietic dysfunction, dyspnea, and reduced oral intake. Conclusions: The studies described a clinical scenario of deterioration, largely in a palliative population. Findings indicate that people with a hematologic malignancy share certain clinical signs of deterioration with other populations and receive a high level of medical interventions at the end of life. Implications for Practice: Nurses are well positioned to identify many of the signs, symptoms, and characteristics found in this review and can play a key role in identifying when a person is nearing the end of life.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalOncology Nursing Forum
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordshematologic malignancies
dc.titleSigns, Symptoms, and Characteristics Associated With End of Life in People With a Hematologic Malignancy: A Review of the Literature
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationButton, E; Chan, R; Chambers, S; Butler, J; Yates, P, Signs, Symptoms, and Characteristics Associated With End of Life in People With a Hematologic Malignancy: A Review of the Literature, Oncology Nursing Forum, 2016, 43 (5), pp. E178-E187
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorChan, Ray

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record