National guideline for palliative care for oncological patients in Germany: concept and integration into disease-specific guidelines

S. Simon, A. Pralong, V. Geffe, C. Bausewein & R. Voltz
Background: As a young medical speciality, palliative care needs evidence and consensus-based guidelines to improve the quality of care provided to patients with life-limiting diseases. Objective: To describe the concept of a national palliative care guideline for oncological patients in Germany[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]