Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2021
Dimensions of the Human Being in Oncological Palliative Care from the Nursing Perspective. A Systematic Review
Diana Ochoa-Tamayo* and Rosa García-Orellan
Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarre, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Diana Ochoa-Tamayo, PhD Student of the Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.
Received: September 03, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021


Objective: To learn about the experiences, obstacles and needs of nurses concerning palliative care at the end of life in adult cancer patients. Methods: A systematic review of scientific evidence. Data collection was based on the reading and analysis of research published between 2015 and 2018. The sample was composed of ten studies. Results: Four categories of analysis were established: physical dimension, psycho-social dimension, cultural dimension and emotional and religious dimension. Conclusion: The data show that nursing professionals are concerned and interested in providing care in each of the dimensions. However, due to multidisciplinary factors, care subjects, institutions and training, the quality of care in some dimensions is not as desired. 

Keywords: Nursing; Palliative Care; End of Life; Oncology


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Citation: Diana Ochoa-Tamayo and Rosa García-Orellan. “Dimensions of the Human Being in Oncological Palliative Care from the Nursing Perspective. A Systematic Review”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.3 (2021): 62-73.

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