Palliative Care Needs of Adult Cancer Patients from the Perspective of Patients and their Family Members: A Qualitative Approach

Sadaf Nooruddin Zindani*, Rubina Barolia**, Raisa Gul***
* School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
** School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
*** Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Periodicity:May - July'2020


The aim of this study is to identify the palliative care needs of adult cancer patients from the perspective of patients and their family members. A qualitative and descriptive study design was used for this study. The snowball sampling technique was used to recruit the study participants. In all, 24 participants participated in this study. Four major categories emerged from the content analysis of the interviews with the participants: (1) physical needs; (2) psycho-social needs; (3) religious needs; and (4) financial needs. This study established the need of providing context-based palliative care services to the cancer patients.


Palliative Care Needs Assessment, Adult Cancer Patients, Family Members, Pakistan.

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Zindani, S. N., Barolia, R., and Gul, R. (2020). Palliative Care Needs of Adult Cancer Patients from the Perspective of Patients and their Family Members: A Qualitative Approach. i-manager's Journal on Nursing, 10(2), 36-47.


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