The Development of Palliative Care Model for Cancer Patients

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Mayuree Sukhupanyarak Mayuree Sukhupanyarak Utumporn Malaitong Nuchanat Krairatcharoen Supicha Ardkhitkran Supicha Ardkhitkran

Abstract

Palliative care has reflected the quality of life of cancer patients. This research and development
aimed to develop a palliative care model for cancer patient in Health Region 2, during October 2016 to
November 2017. This research was divided into 3 phases. Phase 1: surveyed of palliative care condition
for cancer patients from 363 registered nurses in the Health Region 2 combined with qualitative research
from interviews with 10 cancer care nurses and 30 patients with families undergoing treatment at the
Buddhahinaraj Phitsanulok hospital. Phase 2: developed the palliative care model for cancer patient.
And, phase 3: applied and evaluated the palliative care model for cancer patient. The data were collected
from 81 registered nurses in Phitsanulok, 39 registered nurses in Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok hospital and
36 patients who had Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) ≤ 70 and their caregivers. The instruments were
palliative care knowledge measurement, pain evaluation form and questionnaires on satisfaction of
the caregivers and nurses. The data analysis used frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and
Wilcoxon Signed-Rank test. The results after the model tested were, the registered nurses had more knowledge,
the patients' pain were reduced, the registered nurses' satisfaction towards the palliative care model were
high as well as the caregivers' satisfaction towards the palliative care were also high. In conclusion,
the palliative care model for cancer patients has results on pain reducing of cancer patients, nurses and
caregivers has high satisfaction towards this model

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Mayuree Sukhupanyarak

Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000

Mayuree Sukhupanyarak

Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000

Utumporn Malaitong

Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000

Nuchanat Krairatcharoen

Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000

Supicha Ardkhitkran

Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000

Supicha Ardkhitkran

Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000