Research Article

Palliative care approach to oncological patient – Main points

Muhammed Emin Göktepe, Onur Öztürk* and Mustafa Ünal

Published: 03/31/2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 015-016

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According to the World Health Organization definition, palliative care is an approach aimed at increasing the quality of life of patients and their relatives by addressing physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs and treating conditions early, such as pain while they are coming to terms with a life-threatening disease [1]. Palliative care services have started a rapid progress in developed countries such as Scandinavian countries, England and Canada since the beginning of 1990 [2].

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