alexa Unmet Needs of Women Diagnosed with Gynecologic Cancer: An Overview of Literature
ISSN: 2165-7386

Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine
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Unmet Needs of Women Diagnosed with Gynecologic Cancer: An Overview of Literature

Ayse Akalin1* and Gul Pinar2

1Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey

2Institute of Applied Microbiology, Department of Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Muthgasse 11, Vienna, 1190, Austria

*Corresponding Author:
Ayse Akalin
Research Assistant, RN, PhD, Department of Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +903123241501
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: January 18, 2016; Accepted date: February 08, 2016; Published date: February 12, 2016

Citation: Akalin A, Pinar G (2016) Unmet Needs of Women Diagnosed with Gynecologic Cancer: An Overview of Literature. J Palliat Care Med 6:249. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000249

Copyright: © 2016 Akalin A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The assessment of supportive care and unmet needs is essential in the development of appropriate interventions that may enhance the quality of life of cancer patients. Unmet needs including early diagnosis and treatment process, psychosocial problems alternative approach, fertility, supporting of caregivers and palliative care are common problems in women with gynecologic cancer (GC). It’s direct effects on quality of life and evaluations may help improve discussion of quality-of-life issues between patient and health professionals. Studies highlight, as social support and supportive care by the family or health professionals increased, the effective coping ways were detected to be used more frequently. This review describes the unmet supportive care needs of women with GC.


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