Perawatan Paliatif dan Kualitas Hidup Penderita Kanker
Palliative Care and Quality of Life Patients. Riskesdas in 2013, the prevalence of cancer in Indonesia is 1.4 per 1000 population, or about 330,000 people. Cancer is the leading cause of death No. 7 in Indonesia. Patients in the highest cancer is breast cancer and cervical cancer (Ministry of Health, Mediakom, 55th edition, 2015). The treatment of cancer has a negative impact on the physical and mental, as well as having considerable influence on the self-concept. If the self-concept is
... -concept is compromised, then the effect on the mind and behavior, among other things: sadness, anxiety and fear of the future and death. This condition affects the quality of life of cancer patients. Quality of life of cancer patients affected individual's understanding of the disease, so that patients know how to maintain health. Dimensional aspects that affect the quality of life of patients are physical, psychological, social relationships and environment. Through palliative care patients reluctant to be more able to accept the situation so that they can live their lives despite its age soon. The quality of life of patients with incurable diseases will continue to deteriorate or fall if the expectations of patients do not correspond with the reality. Palliative care provides support in terms of spiritual and psycho-social, moral support to the bereaved family. That requires empathy and a special ability to perform palliative care from health professionals. One important aspect of palliative care is love, caring, sincerity and gratitude. Once the importance of this aspect, to exceed the absolute importance of pain management should be done in palliative care. Palliative care is a companion medical treatment. Palliative care is an important part in the treatment of cancer patients with the highest priority is quality of life rather than cure the patient. Increasing the quality of life of patients for palliative care, is expected to help the patient ready psychologically and spiritually, and no stress of dealing with her illness.