Integrating Osteopathic Philosophy in Cancer Care.
Integrating Osteopathic Philosophy in Cancer Care. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2019 Jun 01;119(6):391-394 Authors: Brown ZJ, Martin SP, Carman R Abstract Recent breakthroughs in the fields of genomics and biology have resulted in a better understanding of diseases and their underlying biology. New targeted and immune-based therapies take advantage of these new discoveries to treat the patient individually. This scientific revolution toward personalized medicine reflects osteopathic medicine's emphasis on patient-centered care and its tenets, which go against the "one-size-fits-all" approach. The authors discuss the importance of applying osteopathic philosophy to the delivery of patient-directed cancer care revolutionized by scientific advances. PMID: 31135867 [PubMed - in process]
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ConclusionsOverall HCAHPS satisfaction scores following lung resection for cancer were high and negatively associated with increasing length of stay. Patient satisfaction may be impacted more by the perception of effective communication during prolonged hospitalizations than by complications.