Jurnal Keperawatan Vol. I No. 1, September 2013, ISSN:2338-7246
One of the incurable diseases is cancer, Cancer is process to begin when abnormal cells transformed by genetic mutation of the cellular DNA. There are 4 stages, ie stage I, II, III, and IV. Consist of stage IV, patients are significantly decrease in the physical, social and spiritual. One of the treatments performed is palliative care. which is an important part of patient care that can be done at the terminal that simple. There are still few hospitals that implement palliative care for cancer patients because most only use curative. The method is used to review the literature of nursing, medicine, and public health from tahun1987 to 2013 using 15 journals related palliatie care and teori of cancer as reference palliative care. The results of the literature review showed that the Palliative Care effect on late-stage cancer patients. The conclusion obtained is that palliative care is very instrumental in achieving maximum quality of life in patients with stage IV cancer, thereby reducing pain or preparation for death.
Palliative Care, Quality Of Life, End-Stage Cancer