Outcomes and process of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer

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  • ภัทรานิษฐ์ เมธีพิสิษฐ์ Chulabhorn Hospital 54 Kamphaeng phet6 Road., Laksi, Bangkok 10210

Keywords:

outcomes, process, palliative care, palliative care team, advanced cancer

Abstract

This retrospective research aimed to assess outcomes and process of palliative care provided by the palliative care team of Chulabhorn Hospital. Ninety-five medical records of patients with advanced cancer who were admitted during January 2014 and June 2015 were reviewed regarding the symptoms severity measured by ESAS and the process of care. The sample characteristics were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The symptom severity scores between before and after receiving palliative care were compared by using Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test.

            Findings showed that there were significantly decreased in severity of all symptoms including pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety, drowsiness, loss of appetite, not wellbeing, and dyspnea (p=.000) in patients whose symptoms severity score was over 4. The palliative care process included patient assessment, palliative intervention and reassessment. This results represent effectiveness of palliative care processes included assessments, interventions and reassessments.

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Author Biography

ภัทรานิษฐ์ เมธีพิสิษฐ์, Chulabhorn Hospital 54 Kamphaeng phet6 Road., Laksi, Bangkok 10210

ชื่อ นางภัทรานิษฐ์ เมธีพิสิษฐ์

เพศ หญิง  ภูมิลำเนา จังหวัด ศรีสะเกษ

ตำแหน่งงานปัจจุบัน หัวหน้าพยาบาลคลินิกการแพทย์ผสมผสานผู้ป่วยมะเร็งและญาติ

ที่อยู่  โรงพยาบาลจุฬาภรณ์ 54 หมู่ 4 ถนนกำแพงเพชร 6 แขวงตลาดบางเขน เขตหลักสี่ กรุงเทพฯ 10210

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Published

2018-07-02

How to Cite

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เมธีพิสิษฐ์ ภ. Outcomes and process of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer. JNSH [Internet]. 2018 Jul. 2 [cited 2022 Jun. 27];41(1):75-83. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nah/article/view/100211