Situational analysis and needs assessment regarding the availability and extent of pediatric palliative care services in the philippines

Title

Situational analysis and needs assessment regarding the availability and extent of pediatric palliative care services in the philippines

Creator

Cajucom L A N; Ramos R C; Manago R K B; Fuentes R K T; Garcia P G; Ridulme Q R; Oruga M D P; Vinas M J G

Publisher

JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Date

2019

Subject

awareness; behavior change; care behavior; caregiver; child; childhood cancer; conference abstract; controlled study; counseling; financial management; health care delivery; health care personnel; health care planning; human; interview; long term survival; needs assessment; nutrition; palliative therapy; Philippines; psychosocial care; travel

Description

Background: Around 200,000 pediatric clients are diagnosed with cancer each year globally. Majority (84%) of cancer cases are found in developing countries with 20% average survival rate (Ferlay et al, 2012). Two-thirds of pediatric oncology clients in the Philippines are diagnosed at advanced stages (Lecciones, 2015). Abandonment of treatment is high at 80%. Only about 10%- 20% of clients attain long-term survival despite availability of multidisciplinary management. These outcomes reflect the gap in service delivery for pediatric oncology clients (Ferlay et al, 2012). Therefore, to improve accessibility to healthcare, it is necessary to determine the perceived palliative care needs of clients, their caregivers, and healthcare providers.

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Citation List Month

Developing World 2019 List

Citation

Cajucom L A N; Ramos R C; Manago R K B; Fuentes R K T; Garcia P G; Ridulme Q R; Oruga M D P; Vinas M J G, “Situational analysis and needs assessment regarding the availability and extent of pediatric palliative care services in the philippines,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 5, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16913.

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