Speaker for Nursing Conferences 2019- Savitree Suratako

Title: Educative and Supportive Care Needs of Patients with Advanced Cancer and Family Caregivers

Savitree Suratako

Chulabhorn Hospital, Thailand

Biography

Ms. Savitree Suratako, a registered nurse of Nursing Department at Nuclear Medicine Unit, Chulabhorn Hospital, is interested in patient information needs and care for cancer patients and their family. She has obtained Bachelor degree and Master in Nursing in 2001 and 2016 respectively, and worked at Siriraj Hospital 2001-2006 and Chulabhorn Hospital from 2006 to present.

Abstract

Chulabhorn Hospital serves patients with cancer throughout Thailand.  It is where patients and their families expect to obtain information and knowledge regarding treatment and care, particularly psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects. These enhance their quality of life and the capacity of self-care to prevent and alleviate adverse effects and side effects. 
Unfortunately, the educative and supportive care was not fully functioned, since quite a few cases were cancelled or postponed from the medical or surgical intervention. As a result, investigators would like to assess patients’ needs on basis of holistic nursing management to develop a better and practical guideline.  
Two hundred and ninty-three patients and family caregivers voluntarily participated in the study. A well-validated, 22-questionnaire regarding survey needs including education, advice, and support was used to collect data. The findings were expressed as percentage, and analyzed by using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, and Mann Whitney U-test.
We anticipate that the study is going to finish by August. The findings will be presented in the conference.