Progress in palliative care for cancer in Turkey: a review of the literature


Kutluk T., Ahmed F., CEMALOĞLU M. , Aydin B. , ŞENGELEN M. , Kirazl M., ...More

ECANCERMEDICALSCIENCE, vol.15, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3332/ecancer.2021.1321
  • Title of Journal : ECANCERMEDICALSCIENCE
  • Keywords: palliative care, cancer, capacity building, systematic review, Turkey, SYMPTOM ASSESSMENT SCALE, TERMINAL-STAGE PATIENTS, TURKISH VERSION, MIDDLE-EAST, WORKING COMMITTEE, PAIN MANAGEMENT, LUNG-CANCER, EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT, STUDENTS KNOWLEDGE, EUROPEAN REGION

Abstract

Background: The demographic transition in Turkey is shifting the burden of diseases towards non-communicable diseases including cancer. Palliative care (PC) as a component of Universal Health Coverage assures patient and family-centred care provision throughout the spectrum of cancer.