South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, California


Terminal Esophageal Cancer Patient with Dysphagia and Pain

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About the Client:
We are dedicated to ensuring the comfort and quality of life for our 65-year-old family member who is battling terminal esophageal cancer. She experiences significant dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and pain, which greatly affect her daily living and overall well-being. Our primary aim is to provide her with comprehensive palliative care, effective pain management, and supportive interventions to enhance her comfort and maintain her dignity during this challenging time.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced palliative care team to deliver holistic support for our loved one. This project involves addressing the physical and emotional challenges posed by terminal esophageal cancer, focusing on pain relief, managing dysphagia, and providing emotional and psychological support.


– **Palliative Care:**
– Develop and implement a comprehensive palliative care plan tailored to the patient’s needs.
– Coordinate with a multidisciplinary team, including oncologists, palliative care specialists, nutritionists, and speech therapists, to provide integrated care.
– Conduct regular assessments to adjust the care plan based on the patient’s changing condition and symptoms.

– **Pain Management:**
– Administer appropriate pain medications, including opioids and adjuvant therapies, to manage severe pain.
– Monitor the effectiveness of pain relief measures and adjust dosages or medications as needed.
– Implement non-pharmacological pain management techniques, such as relaxation exercises, massage, and complementary therapies.

– **Dysphagia Management:**
– Collaborate with a speech therapist to assess swallowing function and develop a management plan.
– Provide dietary modifications, such as texture-altered foods and thickened liquids, to ensure safe swallowing.
– Offer techniques and exercises to improve swallowing efficiency and reduce the risk of aspiration.

– **Supportive Interventions:**
– Provide emotional and psychological support to the patient and her family, addressing concerns and fears about the disease and its progression.
– Facilitate communication between the patient, family, and healthcare team to ensure understanding and alignment of care goals.
– Offer spiritual support and counseling if desired, to help the patient and family cope with end-of-life issues.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in palliative care, pain management, and oncology nursing.
– Proficiency in managing dysphagia and understanding the complexities of esophageal cancer care.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong communication skills to provide clear explanations and compassionate support to the patient and family.
– Ability to perform comprehensive assessments and develop personalized care plans.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Empathy, compassion, and a patient-centered approach to care, respecting the dignity and preferences of the patient.
– Flexibility and responsiveness to adjust care plans as the patient’s needs change.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Palliative Care for a 65-year-old Woman with Terminal Esophageal Cancer**

– **Patient:** 65-year-old female
– **Conditions:** Terminal esophageal cancer with dysphagia and severe pain
– **Challenges:** Managing pain and dysphagia, providing emotional support
– **Requirements:** Palliative care, pain management, and supportive interventions to ensure comfort and quality of life

By focusing on holistic care and addressing both physical and emotional needs, we aim to improve the quality of life for our family member during her battle with terminal esophageal cancer.


Total Budget: $496,735.20