Palliative care is a holistic approach to care for individuals with serious or terminal illnesses. Palliative care has been shown to be especially beneficial for individuals with a cancer diagnosis. With the incidence of cancer in the United States on the rise, palliative care is a relevant and valuable service. The team that delivers palliative care is multidisciplinary and includes a variety of healthcare providers as well as professionals for emotional and spiritual support. Occupational therapy is beginning to be included within this team. Occupational therapy has also been shown to improve performance and function in individuals with cancer. This systematic review aims to investigate the effectiveness of including occupational therapy within palliative care for patients with cancer.
Semester/Year of Award
Dr. Renee Causey-Upton
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Open Access Thesis
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Pyle, Erin, "Analyzing the Benefits of Occupational Therapy within Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review" (2018). Honors Theses. 538.