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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : ( 371) Last page : ( 376)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2016.00069.0

The Palliative Care Needs, Quality Of Life and Coping Strategies among Oncology Patients And End Stage Organ Disease

Gnanarani J. Jaslina1,*, Dr. Venkatesan Latha2

1Reader, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai

2Principal, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai

*Corresponding Author Email: jasbas12@gmail.com

Online published on 18 October, 2016.

Abstract

Palliative care is the active total care of patients whose disease is incurable and where the control of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual problems is paramount. A comparative Cohort study to assess the Palliative care Needs, Anxiety, depression, Quality of Life, Coping Strategies and Satisfaction with Care among Patients with Cancer and End stage Organ diseases was undertaken among 30 patients with cancer and end stage diseases totaling 30 with 6 patients categorized under each: COPD, ESRD, DCLD, HF and CVA at a selected Hospital, Chennai. End stage organ diseases patients had increased level of Anxiety, depression, Palliative care needs and lower quality of life compared to patients with Cancers especially in the social and Overall (global). Both group used expressed lack of social support especially with regard to information and communication and used similar strategies for Coping.

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Keywords

Palliative care needs, Cancer, quality of life, Anxiety, depression, end stage organ disease.

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