Harue Arao

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CONTEXT Decision making regarding the place of end-of-life (EOL) care is an important issue for patients with terminal cancer and their families. It often requires surrogate decision making, which can be a burden on families. OBJECTIVES To explore the burden on the family of patients dying from cancer related to the decisions they made about the place of(More)
With the aim of preparing for disasters, care information packages for the support of patients with cancer and their families during disaster situations were developed in our previous study, and were provided via the internet with a questionnaire asking the face validity and the usefulness of such information. Thirty replies were received. Most subjects(More)
Women with breast cancer receive support from their partners to deal with the side effects of therapies over the cancer trajectory. Hormonal therapy (HT) is usually given after completing other treatments, and women receiving HT reclaim their normal life. This may lead to changes in support from their partners. Therefore, we explored women's perceptions of(More)
S1 © 2015 Ann & Joshua Medical Publishing Co. Ltd | Published by Wolters Kluwer Medknow O-001 The Development and Effects of Evidence based Vascular Access Port Management Education Program for Oncology Nurses in South Korea Yunjin Lee, Juhye Lee, Meeyoung Cho, Yoonjung Shin, Soyoung Bae, Jiseon Lee, Jungim Bae, Kyunghi Lee, Keunhwa Lee, Eunhee Lee,(More)
Dramatic advances have been made in cancer treatment in recent years, enabling patients to leave the hospital more quickly and stay home while still undergoing treatment. As a result, the percentage of outpatients has been on the rise. Healthcare providers engaged in actual outpatient treatment, however, spend so much energy implementing daily procedures(More)
CONTEXT Unfinished business often causes psychological issues after bereavement. Providing care for families of terminally ill patients with cancer to prevent unfinished business is important. OBJECTIVES To clarify the prevalence and types of unfinished business in families of end-of-life patients with cancer admitted to palliative care units (PCUs),(More)
While more women with breast cancer survive because of advances in cancer treatment including hormonal therapy, they are at a risk of menopausal symptoms, which can threaten their psychological wellbeing. We examined the effect of menopausal symptoms on women's psychological wellbeing during three different phases of breast cancer: short-term (0-1 years(More)
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