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The Korean Journal of Urological Oncology 2010;8(1): 47-50.
일개병원에서의 비뇨기계통의 말기 환자의 임상적 특징과 완화적 돌봄
허정식1, 김영주, 김현주1
제주대학교 의학전문대학원 비뇨기과학교실, 1가정의학교실
Palliative Care and Clinical Characteristics of End-of-Life Patient at Urology in One Hospi
Jung-Sik Huh 1, Young-Joo Kim , Hyeon Ju Kim 1
Departments of Urology, 1Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea
Published online: April 1, 2010.
ABSTRACT
Purpose:
The end of person's life can be one of the most important times in that life. Physicians, nurses and volunteer workers are not sufficiently trained, understood to be competent or confident in end-life care. The purpose of this study was to understand clinical characteristics, and the combination of active and compassionate therapies of end-life-of patients in urology.
Materials and Methods:
We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 21 patients who died during the end-stage-life care at the department of urology of one hospital from April 2000 to January 2009.
Results:
There were 14 males and 7 females. The most prevalent reason for admission was pain (17 patients). The average survival in hospital was 22.72
Key Words: Urologic neoplasm; Hospice; Palliative care
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