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[Home-care for terminally ill cancer patients initial experience]

RUZSA Ágnes1, KOLONICS Zsuzsa1, PADÁNYI János1

MARCH 30, 1994

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1994;4(03)

[The authors report on their initial experience with home-care of terminally ill cancer patients. Fifteen patients were followed between 1 October 1992 and 1 October 1993 using a special recording form. The data of eight patients were compared. The home-care team consisted of oncologists, nurses, social workers, priests and volunteers. A pain specialist was available for consultation. The authors emphasize the importance of symptom control and psychosocial assistance. They present the benefits of home-care, which is a special support system for terminally ill cancer patients and their families. General practitioners and disburdens the hospitals. In our knowledge this is the first report on a home-care team in Hungary.]

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