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Self care and end of life care in advanced cancer: literature review

Self care and end of life care in advanced cancer: literature review
Self care and end of life care in advanced cancer: literature review
Background
Self care is a key feature of health care policy in the UK. It has been suggested that self care by patients with cancer improves quality of life, symptom management, and patient satisfaction. However, little is known about self care and end of life care.
Objectives
This review sets out to find out what is known about how people experiencing end of life care manage their illness themselves, in the advanced stages of their disease.
Methods
A systematic review was conducted; searching key databases; extracting relevant literature, using RefMan, NVIVO; grading, analysing, and appraising the literature.
Results
Eighteen articles were included in the review. Themes identified were; interventions for end of life care; self care behaviours used by patients; factors that prevent patients to self care.
Conclusion
The nurses’ role in supporting self care for people with advanced cancer is important. The review identifies various ways nurses can empower patients to self care related to oncology.
1462-3889
386-398
Johnston, Bridget
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McGill, Maria
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Milligan, Stuart
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McElroy, Dorothy
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Foster, Claire
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Johnston, Bridget
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McElroy, Dorothy
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Foster, Claire
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Kearney, Nora
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Johnston, Bridget, McGill, Maria, Milligan, Stuart, McElroy, Dorothy, Foster, Claire and Kearney, Nora (2009) Self care and end of life care in advanced cancer: literature review. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13 (5), 386-398. (doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2009.04.003).

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Abstract

Background
Self care is a key feature of health care policy in the UK. It has been suggested that self care by patients with cancer improves quality of life, symptom management, and patient satisfaction. However, little is known about self care and end of life care.
Objectives
This review sets out to find out what is known about how people experiencing end of life care manage their illness themselves, in the advanced stages of their disease.
Methods
A systematic review was conducted; searching key databases; extracting relevant literature, using RefMan, NVIVO; grading, analysing, and appraising the literature.
Results
Eighteen articles were included in the review. Themes identified were; interventions for end of life care; self care behaviours used by patients; factors that prevent patients to self care.
Conclusion
The nurses’ role in supporting self care for people with advanced cancer is important. The review identifies various ways nurses can empower patients to self care related to oncology.

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Published date: 2009
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 184197
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/184197
ISSN: 1462-3889
PURE UUID: 0a46d81f-54cc-4705-864d-489418bba214
ORCID for Claire Foster: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4703-8378

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Date deposited: 05 May 2011 11:31
Last modified: 01 Oct 2019 00:50

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