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Title: Exploring the palliative care needs of people living in thailand with end-stage renal disease: A pilot study
Authors: Jintana Artsanthia
Barbara E. Mawn
Puangtip Chaiphibalsarisdi
Dechavudh Nityasuddhi
Somporn K. Triamchaisri
Saint Louis College
Mahidol University
Nursing Department
University of Massachusetts System
Saint Louis College
Keywords: Nursing
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2011
Citation: Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. Vol.13, No.6 (2011), 403-410
Abstract: This article describes the results of a pilot study that was undertaken as a needs assessment for the development of a home-based palliative care model for people living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Thailand. Using the theory of uncertainty in illness as a guide, this mixed-methods study explored the palliative care needs of individuals with ESRD in Bangkok, Thailand. The study included 30 participants with ESRD, 39 family members, four community leaders, and four healthcare providers. The participants completed the revised Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale, which provided descriptive data on nine symptoms commonly experienced among palliative care patients. In addition, focus group and in-person interviews were conducted with study participants. Four major themes emerged from the qualitative interviews that were congruent with the uncertainty in illness constructs: tremendous suffering, economic consequences, inadequate community support, and concern for the future. The participants suggested improvements in palliative home care from their unique cultural and spiritual perspectives. These findings will facilitate the development of a future intervention study that will examine the impact of a palliative care program for Thai persons living with ESRD.
ISSN: 15390705
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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