|安寧護理模式於減低某綜合醫院癌症病患憂傷反應之成效=Effects of a Nursing Model for Hospice Care on Improving Grief Response of Cancer Patients in a General Hospital
| The model is to help terminal patients and their families to accept death as the ending of the life process. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of a nursing model for hospice care on improving grief responses of hospitalized cancer patients. A two-group non-synchronized method of quasi-experimental design was applied. A sample of 50 newly diagnosed cancer patients and families were selected randomly through October 1992 to July 1993 and assigned by meshing to one of two groups. Subjects in the treatment group received 10 sessions of hospice care program which was conducted 1 hour per session and 5 times a week by one of four trained nursing therapists. Control group was without the above program. Subjects in both groups received routine services and nursing care. The tool used is a self-developed grief response inventory. The most significant contribution of the study is to improve grief reactions of cancer patients and to enhance professional autonomy.