Management in Health, Vol 25, No 2 (2021)

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ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HEALTHCARE PLAN AND ITS KEY ROLE IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

Mirela Mariana VĂLCAN

Abstract


This paper aims to evaluate the improvement of the quality of life of the breast cancer patient through holistic care, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, in a general surgery department.

We carried out a prospective, descriptive study, carried out within the doctoral research, in which we included 24 patients with histopathologically confirmed breast cancer, hospitalized in the Surgery Clinic 2, Oradea County Emergency Clinical Hospital in 2020.

We used the healthcare plan as a tool to assess the quality of life, through a holistic approach to the patient, we assessed the level of dependence on the 14 basic needs, on the conceptual model of Virginia Henderson, and we made a correlation with the 4 health-related dimensions of quality of life, both in the preoperative period and in the postoperative period.

The holistic approach of the patient allows the evaluation of the quality of life and through the healthcare provided, on the identified problems, on each of the 14 fundamental needs, it allows its improvement.

 

Keywords: breast cancer, healthcare plan, needs, holistic care, preoperative, postoperative, quality of life, pandemics


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