Palliative Care To The Elderly Patient With Cancer: Speech Of Nurses

  • Irany Carvalho da Silva
  • Patrícia Serpa de Souza Batista
  • Indiara Carvalho dos Santos Platel
  • Jessyka Cibelly Minervina da Costa Silv
  • Débora Rodrigues Alves de Lima
  • Wiliana Aparecida Alves da Silva
  • Priscilla de Freitas Farias
  • Alany Bezerra da Rocha Alves
  • Thaíza Ferreira da Costa
  • Dereck Sena de Lima
  • Thayana Jovino Borja


Palliative care is aimed at people with diseases without perspective of cure or terminally, aiming to provide a better quality of life. This study aims to investigating the discourse of nurses about their understanding of palliative care to elderly patient with cancer and identify strategies used by nurses to promote palliative care to the elderly cancer patient. It is an exploratory research of a qualitative nature, carried out with thirteen nurses from a philanthropic institution in the city of João Pessoa, through a questionnaire.

The empirical material was subjected to thematic content analysis, resulting in three categories: design of nurses to assist the elderly in Palliative Care: promoting comfort and minimizing the suffering, the importance of palliative care in humanized care to the elderly with cancer and strategies for the Promotion of Care of the Elderly with Cancer.

Participants highlighted the palliative care as essential in the humanization of care, ensuring the dignity and quality of life among the elderly with cancer without possibilities of cure, adding such assistance, the family.

Keywords: Palliative Care; Nurse; Elderly; Cancer.

Feb 4, 2017
How to Cite
CARVALHO DA SILVA, Irany et al. Palliative Care To The Elderly Patient With Cancer: Speech Of Nurses. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, feb. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 may 2017. doi:

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