Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2014 Dec;17(4):223-231. 10.14475/kjhpc.2014.17.4.223.

Experience of Home-Based Hospice Care of Terminal-Cancer Patients

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Busan Women's College, Busan, Korea. olive111@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to understand terminal cancer patient's experiences of home-based hospice care.
METHODS
The data were collected from July 2011 through September 2010. Data were collected from 10 terminal cancer patients who received home-based hospice care services and by using in-depth interview. The data were analyzed using Colaizzi's phenomenological method.
RESULTS
Data were classified by 25 themes comprising 14 theme clusters and five categories. The five categories were 'life quality deterioration', 'appreciation', 'acceptance of the rest of their lives', 'Prepared for death with religion', 'negative coping'.
CONCLUSION
Systematic hospice care should be provided to understand life experience of patients with terminal cancer who receive home-based hospice care, to help them overcome negative experiences and grow a positive perspective.

Keyword

Hospice care; Home care services; Qualitative research

MeSH Terms

Home Care Services
Hospice Care*
Humans
Life Change Events
Qualitative Research
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