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|Title:||Family caregiver involvement in home based palliative care for cancer patients in Indonesia|
|Citation:||Asia-Pacific Journal Of Clinical Oncology, 2014 / vol.10, iss.Suppl. 9, pp.40-41|
|Conference Name:||2014 World Cancer Congress Abstracts (03 Dec 2014 - 06 Dec 2014 : Melbourne, Vic.)|
|Erna Ms Rochmawati, Rick Dr Wiechula, Kate Dr Cameron|
|Abstract:||Methods: An ethnographic approach was utilised in this study. Observations and informal interviews were undertaken in the patient’s home during home visits from one Indonesian palliative care service. Results: Findings identified that in general the primary family care giver was the patient’s spouse. Family caregivers experienced several burdens including employment status, financial status and limited respite. The study highlighted the involvement of others in care giving such as other family members, home care nurses and paid carers. This involvement raises potential communication issues. Disagreement regarding best care and treatment for the patient among family member was frequently found in this study. Interestingly, the study found that family caregivers had easy access and open communication with palliative health professionals. Family caregivers were involved in different types of care including personal care, meals and management. In addition, spiritual care was conducted by most family caregivers through supporting patients to do religious practices. Conclusions: This study revealed the involvement of family and other parties in the home based care of palliative patients. The findings show health professionals have a potential role to assist communication among family caregivers. The findings may guide and inform health professionals involved in the palliative care about better coordination among those involved in patient care.|
|Rights:||© 2014 The Authors. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology © 2014 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Nursing publications|
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