Development of an educational program for relatives of patients with refractory cachexia
An explorative sequential mixed methods study with a focus on alleviation of challenges concerning mutrition, weight and quality of life
At a glance
- Project leader: Prof. Dr. André Fringer
- Project team: Dr. Franzisca Domeisen Benedetti, Sabrina Stängle, Dr. Veronika Waldboth
- Project status: completed
- Funding partner: Foundation (Schweizerische Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften SAMW), Foundation (Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung)
- Contact person: André Fringer
The refractory cachexia can lead to suffering conditions in
relatives of cancer-affected people, which can have a reciprocal
impact. Educative interventions can alleviate this suffering and
increase the quality of life of the actors involved in the disease
process through an interdisciplinary approach.
The aim is, to develop an educational concept, which can be used as an accompanying intervention pro-gram for relatives of cancer affected people with refractory cachexia in the Hospital.
Closing symposium on the SAMS funding program "Research in Palliative Care 2014-2018", Bern, 21. November 2019.
14th International Family Nursing Congress, Washington D.C., USA, 13-16 August 2019.
Nationaler Palliative Care Kongress, Biel, 14.-15. November 2018.