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

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.

Research Base: University of Rochester NCORP Research Base
NCT ID: NCT04062552
NCI Protocol Number: URCC-18110CD
Status: Enrolling by invitation

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Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm, Caregiver, Metastatic Malignant Solid Neoplasm, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Oncologist, Physician Assistant, Progressive Neoplastic Disease, Recurrent Malignant Solid Neoplasm

Trial Type

Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR)

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