Ways of managing palliative care needs of adult cancer patients at home in the context of Pakistan: A qualitative approach

Sadaf Sadaf Zindani, Rubina Barolia, Raisa B. Gul

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Background: cancer is a leading cause of global morbidity and mortality. sufferings of the terminal stage, adult cancer patients can be alleviated through palliative care. such patients prefer getting palliative care at home.aims: the objective of this study was to discover the ways by which palliative care needs of adult cancer patients are being managed at home, in the context of Pakistan.Methods: for this qualitative study, data has been collected from 24 participants (patients n=12, family members n=12) via semi- structured, open-ended interviews.Findings: the findings revealed that the palliative care needs of adult cancer patients are being met at home in four dimensions such as; physical, psychosocial, religious, and financial.Conclusion: family members were found as the strongest support for adult cancer patients in order to meet their palliative care needs at home.

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JournalSchool of Nursing & Midwifery
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021

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