Las personas con enfermedad terminal y la necesidad de cuidados paliativos: una deuda pendiente de los servicios de salud

Translated title of the contribution: Patients with terminal illness and needs for palliative care: A pending issue for healthcare services

Fernando M.Runzer Colmenares, Jose F. Parodi, Carolina Perez Aguero, Katia Echegaray, Juan C. Samame

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Abstract

On top of all competences that a healthcare professional should have achieved during his/her training, palliative care is a growing need for patients from different age groups affected with cancer, cardiovascular diseases, degenerative conditions, and the like. Palliative care is a huge challenge for healthcare services, because this requires adequate teamwork, human resources and adequately functioning systems. Management, public health, service integration, ethical dilemmas, and ethical issues are the main barriers that physicians taking care of terminally ill patients must deal with. One of our main strategies for tackling this situation is to consolidate educational programs, so healthcare professionals may become empowered with knowledge; so, they may disclose the need for humanizing healthcare of terminally ill subjects.

Translated title of the contributionPatients with terminal illness and needs for palliative care: A pending issue for healthcare services
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)134-144
Number of pages11
JournalActa Medica Peruana
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

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