Concept of Dignity and Related Factors among Elderly Patients with Cancer |BiomedgridJournal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.15, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2021-12-23
Authors : Mehrnaz Keramatikerman; Sara Abbasian; Fariba Tabari;
Page : 180-184
Keywords : Dignity; Nursing; Old age; Cancer; Socioeconomic policies;
Context: Honor is a quality that leads to happiness and vigor and is a mental experience of judgment towards others. Paying attention to a person's honor and dignity in nursing care is highly significant and is one of the needs in the Maslow hierarchy of needs, being one of the human rights which leads to personal transcendence and improving spiritual well-being and the quality of life. Professional awareness about the elderly includes studying and being aware of the history of elderly health, and how to communicate with them, which is impossible without an understanding of the personality and individuality of the elderly person. Nurses can never fully understand an elderly cancer patient with complete confidence. To provide and maintain dignity, a nurse must be committed to the elderly patient.
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