Lifelong Learning Programme

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This material reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

Also available in:


Homepage > Databases > Publications


back to the list

Document Typology: Web Article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Cancer patients and home nursing
Name of author(s): S.C. ENAMED SRL
Name of publisher: Carolina Magazine
Language of the publication: Romanian
Language of the review: English
This article describes the need of the patients suffering from cancer for home health care. Because of the poor health care system, patients suffering from cancer come to take care for themselves. They take their medicines from the pharmacy and they follow the treatment.
In support of these patients who are sent home for self-care, the Health Insurance Fund allocates funds only partly for home health care. There were people who received such care at home, patients are monitored between courses of chemotherapy: analysis of blood, infusion of vitamins, antiemetics, analgesics, corticosteroids. The evolution of these patients is superior to those who have not monitoring the general condition at home.
To benefit from this type of care is needed a collaboration between doctors and companies specialized in the medical home health care. The results are healthy for both the patient who has a better health status, and the doctor who can perform a continuous monitoring of patient outcomes.
There are surgeries that can provide home health care, the services being provided by qualified personnel directly into patients' homes following a request or advice of a doctor. In these cases the benefits are great, because keeping the patient in its environment it is very healthy for him and for his family.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The article focuses on the need of health care services to develop more and to raise awareness of the importance to have this kind of services accessible for all patients with chronicle diseases. Within these services the accent must be put on the collaboration between doctors and health home care companies for a providing a proper care.
Where to find it:

back to the list