Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2020
Perception of Nursing Students about Palliative Care and Death in Patients with Advanced Cancer
Larissa Marcondes1, Caroline Cristine Inácio2, Francisco José Koller3, Josemar Batista3 and Bruna Eloise Lenhani1*
1Assistant Professor, Santa Cruz College, Brazil
2Nursing Academic, Santa Cruz College, Brazil
3Adjunct Professor, Santa Cruz College, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Bruna Eloise Lenhani, Assistant Professor, Santa Cruz College, Brazil.
Received: November 11, 2019; Published: December 27, 2019


Objective: To know the perception of nursing students about palliative care and death in relation to patients with advanced cancer.

Methodology: Descriptive research with qualitative approach, carried out in a private Higher Education Institution in Curitiba, with 35 nursing students, from June to August 2018. The collection was performed through a semi-structured questionnaire to evaluate the sociodemographic and academic profile of the participants and by an interview composed of six questions to answer the objective.

Results: Four categories were extracted from the interviews, including palliative cancer patients: signs and symptoms; feelings and experience of the academic; death and palliative care.

Conclusion: For nursing students palliative care is seen as comfort measures that should be provided to the patient outside of therapeutic possibility of cure. And death is seen as an end to human life, and that causes impotence.

Keywords: Palliative Care; Death; Advanced Cancer; Perception of the Academic; Quality of Life


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Citation: Bruna Eloise Lenhani., et al. “Perception of Nursing Students about Palliative Care and Death in Patients with Advanced Cancer”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.1 (2020): 01-12.

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