Palliative Care Needs Among People Living with Chronic Illness In Community: a Thai Cultural Religion Perspective

  • Jintana Artsanthia Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College
  • Somsree Sumet Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College
  • Supaporn Daodee Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College
Keywords: Palliative care needs, Chronic illness, Community, Thai cultural religious of Buddhism, Christian, Islamic perspectives

Abstract

This systematic review aimed to explore the Thai cultural perspectives of palliative care needs among people living with chronic illness. The literature reviewed the practice of palliative care with relevance to the  religious and cultural perspectives of people living with chronic illness. People living with chronic illness need palliative care with consideration on cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Knowledge of cultural and religious backgrounds of people who have chronic illnesses is important in developing a trusting and supportive relationships among patients, family, and healthcare providers. So cultural perspectives in palliative care can enhance quality of care in nursing and quality of life of patients and their families.

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Published
2020-06-28
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