Palliative Care Nursing for People with Cancer
Background: To investigate the scientific production in the literature related to nursing care people with cancer in palliative care.
Method: This is an integrative review Conducted in the databases: LILACS, MEDLINE, CINAHL and SCOPUS from April to May 2016.
Results: The search in the databases indicated 1,591 potentially eligible primary studies, of which the final sample resulted in 14 articles. Content analysis revealed three themes: the palliative care nursing of people with cancer; strategies used by nurses in the care of the relatives of people with cancer in palliative care; nurses' difficulties in achieving the palliative care for people with cancer.
Conclusions: To provide palliative care to people with cancer requires nurse’s insight and sensitivity, which includes attention not only the physical pain of the patient, but also the symptoms and physical, emotional, social and spiritual signs, for patient and family.
Keywords: Nusing care. Palliative care. Neoplasms. Oncology nursing. Death.
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