When and how to stop palliative antineoplastic treatment and to organise palliative care for patients with incurable cancer

Mette Raunkiær*, Jahan Shabnam, Kristoffer Marsaa, Geana Paula Kurita, Per Sjøgren, Mai-Britt Guldin

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Improving the organisational aspects of the delivery of palliative care in order to support patients throughout their disease trajectory has received limited attention.

AIM: To investigate the opportunities and barriers related to organising palliation for people with terminal cancer and their families.

METHODS: An explorative interview study was conducted among 31 nurses and three physicians concerning an intervention facilitating a fast transition from treatment at a cancer centre at a university hospital to palliation at home. A thematic analysis was conducted.

FINDINGS: This article presents three out of seven themes: 1) improvement in the cessation of antineoplastic treatment in palliation; 2) improvement in organisations delivering palliation; and 3) improvement in multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration.

CONCLUSIONS: The results demonstrate the demand for flexible, family-centred and integrated palliation at all levels, from communication and the collaborative relationship between healthcare professionals and families to service sectors.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing
Vol/bind29
Udgave nummer10
Sider (fra-til)499-506
Antal sider8
ISSN1357-6321
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2 okt. 2023

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