Case Study Of Lung Cancer

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Case study: Depression of patient with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer and palliative care

FadiFawares
Rabe'e Haddad
Faculty of Nursing
The University of Jordan
May 2015
Supervised by:
Dr. Amani Khalil Case study: Depression of patient with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer and palliative care

Introduction:

Lung cancer is one of the most popular type of cancer that cause of cancer-related death in the world, and most common with female rather than male. (cancer.org.2014) There are two major types of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC) (cancer.org.2014).
Providing palliative care parallel with cancer directed care appears to patients at the first time of diagnosis (Temel et al ,2010). Early, The main aim of palliative care is to increase comfort and improve QOL, and to control mood changes .
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Palliative care can provide relief and improve quality of life at all stages of cancer diagnosis and treatment (temel, et al 2007). Palliative care covers the management of a broad range of issues, from physical and psychological problems to social and spiritual issues. Pain relief and help for shortness of breath are often important targets in palliative care for lung cancer, but there may also be treatments for anxiety, nausea and other physical symptoms. Breathlessness will be treated with oxygen and medication such as opioids. anxiety-relieving drugs, and sometimes high-dose steroids. A tube may be put into the chest to drain off excessive fluid if this is causing the breathlessness, while laser treatments may be used to open blocked airways. Physiotherapy can help with breathing techniques and
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