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 nurseâ€™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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