Special Issue on Cancer, Health Care Needs and Cancer Patients' Life Quality
  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Gamze Temiz
      University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Guest Editors
    • Elif Donmez
      Sağlık Bilimleri University, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Ayşe Cil Akinci
      Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Havva Sert
      Sakarya University, Adapazarı, Sakarya Province, Turkey
    • Azime Karakoc
      University of Biruni, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Special Issue Information

    Nowadays a lot of study, the symptoms experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy, respectively; fatigue, unwillingness, disruption of sleep patterns, decreased interest in sex, difficulty in concentrating and hair loss was identified. It was found that the most support is needed by the patient issues; pain, weakness / fatigue, often feel bad, sadness, concerns swings, difficulty in doing things related to home, fears about the spread of cancer, the inability to control the situation, worry about the future, fear of death, worrying that it will upset their relatives, to be in need of information regarding sexual life.
    According to these, the higher the incidence of symptoms in patients with increased support requirements the quality of life are reduced in parallel.
    As a result, the evaluation of symptoms at frequent intervals, to meet the needs identified, measure the quality of care and efficiency at frequent of intervals and giving advice on everything they need for patients is recommended.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Unmet Needs
    2. Symptom Management
    3. Cancer Patients Quality of Life
    4. Chemotherapeutic Drug Applications
    5. Palliative Care in Oncology
    6. Education of oncology patient

  • Published Papers
    • Early Mobilization in an Oncology Intensive Care Unit

      Cristiani Caroline Carvalho, Fernanda Cristina Chavaglia Marques, Maria Luíza Alves Moreira, Monyque Evelyn Barbosa Batista, Isabella Fernandes Alves, Patricia Regina dos Reis, Daniela Santana Polati da Silveira

      Pages: 13-19   Published Online: Mar. 17, 2020

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