2019, Cilt 6, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 197-204
Problems and Quality of Life of Family Members Caring Cancer Patients' and Interventions
Sevcan TOPTAŞ KILIÇ1, Fatma ÖZ2
1Araş., Gör., Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
2Prof. Dr., Lokman Hekim Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Family caregivers, interventions, neoplasm, quality of life

Cancer, one of the biggest reasons of the deaths both in the World and in Turkey, is a long-term disease in which the patients care continues not only in the hospital but also at home and the family members who care for the patient as well as the patient are adversely affected. As well as the affected life of the person suffering from the disease, the lives of the people who provide care are affected physically, emotionally, socially and economically. Family caregivers are trying to balance their needs and aspirations as well as the responsibilities of the care role. While trying to do so, their quality of life can be adversely affected by this process. In this review, how the quality of life of family members caring for cancer patients is affected by the caregiving process and interventions for caregivers are presented.