Concerns of Iranian Muslim patients suffered from cancer in the last stages of life: A qualitative studystudy

Bahrami, Masoud. and Mosavizadeh, Seyed Rouhollah. and Ahmade Faraz, Mohammad Mahdi. and Shirvani, Abbasali. (2018) Concerns of Iranian Muslim patients suffered from cancer in the last stages of life: A qualitative studystudy. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery., 4 (3).

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Abstract

Background and aims: Understanding the concerns of cancer patients in the last stages of life in Islamic and Iranian context can be helpful to improve culturally sensitive care towards them. The present study was aimed to explore the concerns for Muslim patients suffering from cancer in the last stages of life. Methods: This was a descriptive explorative qualitative research which was conducted in 2016. The participants consisted of Iranian Muslim patients suffering from cancer in the last stages of life and the family members. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with 15 patients and their families hospitalized in a hematology oncology center in Isfahan using purposeful sampling. In order to understand more deeply the spiritual concerns of patients, patients’ collected data and their families in a palliative care center in Isfahan were also analyzed. Results: In this research, results associated with the nature of spiritual and religious concerns in patients will be discussed that consisted of three sub categories: “relationship to God”, “relationship to self” and “relationship to other people”. “Relationship to God” included following sub categories: “challenge in God justice”, “spiritual theology”, and “fear of death”. “Relationship to self” included subcategories: “decrease in self-esteem” and “impatience”. “Relationship to other people” consisted of subcategory: “impaired interpersonal relationship”. Conclusion: One of the main concerns of cancer patients in the last stage of life is spiritual and religious challenges. Having cancer might make the patients becomes closer to God and might promote their trust and theology. For a few people this long trip might bring to them different concerns like fear of death, challenge regarding God justice and interpersonal relationship problems. These concerns must be considered and is planned culturally sensitive implementations to improve them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer, The last stage of life, Spirituality, Concern
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
QZ pathology-Neoplasms
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2018 03:32
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2018 03:32
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6940

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