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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 359
Family caregivers for end-stage cancer patients are second order patients


Department of Public Health Curriculum, Surin Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand

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How to cite this article:
Preechasiripan S, Wiwanitkit V. Family caregivers for end-stage cancer patients are second order patients. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:359

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Preechasiripan S, Wiwanitkit V. Family caregivers for end-stage cancer patients are second order patients. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 23];9:359. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/5/359/190203
Dear Sir,

End-stage cancerous patient becomes the public health burden in the present day. Taking care for end-stage cancer patients is a heavy burden, cause fatigue, both physical and mental. Strain and coping strain alone. [1] Coping responses according to Lazarus and Folkman method are two types (1) problem-focused coping (2) emotional-focused coping. [2] Since stress be retained for a period longer, together with stress from the highly cost of treatment, such as surgery radiation or therapy which takes longer to heal, caused family caregivers for end-stage cancer patients ill. [3] Impact directly to the quality and efficiency for taking care for end-stage cancer patients. More than that since as after the death of the patient, family caregivers for end-stage cancer patients may be grief or cannot adaption. If grief is not adaptable, it can lead to depression despair, leads to suicide. This is reasons why family caregivers for end-stage cancer patients are the second order patients who must be provided care. Hence, anyway another adaptation is an adjustment with looking on the bright side. Confidence that the situation in the care of their patients facing is reasonable, valuable, and meaningful. Is challenging and worthy of care. There are resources that can be managed. Using Dharma is the main guidelines adaptive coping, understanding of karma and retribution, understanding the Trinity, so it can understand the illness meets more realistic. [4] it encouraged to taking care for patients. It is able to adapt and to maintain good health, both physically and mentally. Karma heart to care for cancer patients. This will lead to efficient and optimized for caregivers and for end-stage cancer patients.

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Leow MQ, Chan SW. The challenges, emotions, coping, and gains of family caregivers caring for patients with advanced cancer in Singapore: A qualitative study. Cancer Nurs 2016. [Epub head of print].  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Folkman S, Lazarus RS, Gruen RJ, DeLongis A. Appraisal, coping, health status, and psychological symptoms. J Pers Soc Psychol 1986;50:571-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
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McLean LM, Walton T, Rodin G, Esplen MJ, Jones JM. A couple-based intervention for patients and caregivers facing end-stage cancer: Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Psychooncology 2013;22:28-38.  Back to cited text no. 3
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Masel EK, Schur S, Watzke HH. Life is uncertain. Death is certain. Buddhism and palliative care. J Pain Symptom Manage 2012;44:307-12.  Back to cited text no. 4
    

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Sumalee Preechasiripan
Public Health Curriculum, Surin Rajabhat University, Surin
Thailand
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.190203

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