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History

2012.12.28 Designated Hospice and Palliative Care Specialty Institution from Ministry of Health and Welfare
2013.01~ Provided Admission Hospice Palliative Care
2014.03~ Provided Home-based Hospice Palliative Care (2016.03~ Participated in a pilot project)
2015.06~ Provided Assessment of quality of life and Education program for breast cancer patients
2017.08~ Provided Consultation Hospice Palliative Care
2019.01.31 Designated Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center from Ministry of Health and Welfare
2019.01.31 Designated Regional Integrated Supportive Care Center for Cancer Survivorship from Ministry of Health and Welfare
2014.09~2019.10 Implementation of standard training for personnel specialized in Hospice Palliative Care (6 times)
2013.03~2019.03 Hospice Volunteer Training (8 times)
2013.10~2019.05 Implementation of seminars and meeting with local cooperative hospital (20 times)

Profile

The Cancer Center of Ulsan University Hospital has four specialized oncology ward (120 beds). The palliative care unit is available in 10 beds, and a specialized oncology ward can also provide Advisory Hospice Palliative Care.

The center offers various services such as psycho-oncology clinic, palliative care clinic, hematopoietic cell transplantation clinic and cancer survivor clinic.

The Hospice and Palliative Care Center provides consultation and home-based hospice services to cancer patients and offers admission hospice services to terminal cancer patients. The Cancer Survivor Clinic is trying to improve quality of life of cancer survivors by providing secondary cancer screening, prevention, and personalized education tailored to their specific needs (rehabilitation, nutrition, psychology/emotional and sleep management).

Specialties

The center provides various treatments including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and hormone therapy for solid tumors such as stomach cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, esophageal cancer, direct colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, urinary mechanical cancer, and metastatic cancer.
The center has multidisciplinary clinics for optimal individualized treatments and also operates day care clinic.

There are many physicians and specialists such as rehabilitation specialists, psychiatrists, professional nutritionists working closely with the center.

The center also provides smoker among cancer patients smoking cessation programs through  the smoking cessation support center.

The Family medicine department in our center is treating chronic diseases and obesity for cancer patients.

Palliative and supportive care

Palliative care
  • Outpatient palliative care clinic
  • Consultation of palliative care
  • Home-based hospice and palliative care
  • Palliative Care Unit for terminal cancer patients
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Supportive care
  • Integrated supportive care center for cancer survivorship
  • Development of web-based toxicity screening and management
  • Development of web-based palliative care need assessment tool
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