The outpatient palliative care conference for the home palliative care shift (the second report)--the conference was used to look back on the case where the patient's QOL was kept and improved

Kaori Asaba, Mayumi Chigira, Eiko Hashimoto, Ayumi Hano, Akira Sofue, Mikiko Umeki, Keizo Murotsu, Hiroyuki Ozawa, K. Shiraishi

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Abstract

The patient was a 30-year-old woman with right tongue cancer and SCC (T4N2bM0). After it had relapsed, the outpatient palliative care conference intervened. The purpose of intervention was as follows: pain control, nutrition management, home recuperation support, and relief of a spiritual pain. We could achieve the patient's desire to recuperate at home as long as possible by sharing a goal and information. The patient was treated for a total of 457 days. Since the relapse, she was treated for 274 days, and was hospitalized for 49 days. By offering necessary home care supports, the patient and family fully demonstrated their potentials what they could do to recuperate and resulted in a long home stay. It was thought that our relationship with the patient and family appeared to have enhanced their self-resistance feelings against the disease. Consequently, we contributed the improvement of QOL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume36 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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