Scientific Program

Conference Series LLC Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 26th Global Nursing and Health Care Conference Rotterdam, Netherlands | NH Capelle Barbizonlaan 2, 2908 MA Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands.

Day 1 :

Global Nursing 2019 International Conference Keynote Speaker Sureeporn Thanasilp photo
Biography:

Sureeporn Thanasilp completed her D.N.S. (Nursing)  from Mahidol University, Thailand. Her Ongoing research is death acceptance between Thai and Vietnamese persons with  cancer.

Abstract:

Introduction: Patients with terminal cancer can suffer from various symptoms, affecting their quality of lives as well as their caregivers' lives. As caregivers, they often spend a lot of time to take care the patients especially in terminal illness, it is essential for them to have ability to deal with their emotion and manage those common symptoms. The previous study found that caring behavior of caregiver related to quality of patient’s life.

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of symptom management program combined with an intervention based on basic Buddhist principles on quality of life of patients with terminal cancer.

Methods: This quasi-experimental research study had pre- and post-test control groups. The participants were patients who diagnosed with terminal cancer and their family caregivers. Family caregivers in the experimental group received conventional care and symptom management program combined with an intervention based on basic Buddhist principles for three consecutive days from the researchers. Family caregivers in the control group received conventional care alone. After receiving the intervention either the experimental or control group, the family caregivers took care the patients for one week. The patients in both group were asked to complete the FACT-G questionnaire on Day 1 (pre-test).  Then the patients were asked to complete the FACT-G questionnaire again on Day 10 (post-test).

Finding: The result is still in process.

Conclusion: This program can provide effective stress relief to caregivers and help them gain good skill for manage common symptoms to terminal cancer patients. Then the patients will perceive better quality of life. That is the symptom management program combined with an intervention based on basic Buddhist principles will improve the quality of life of patients with terminal cancer. This result supports the beneficial effects of implementing this type of intervention for patients with terminal cancer and their family caregivers.

Keynote Forum

Madeleine Kerkhof-Wellhuner

Kennisinstituut Complementaire Zorg in de Zorg, Netherlands

Keynote: Nature’s best for oral care in clinical settings

Time : 11:45-12:30

Global Nursing 2019 International Conference Keynote Speaker Madeleine Kerkhof-Wellhuner photo
Biography:

Madeleine Kerkhof, former RN, Clinical Aromatherapist; global expert, speaker and educator on integrative and complementary therapies in clinical nursing; author of Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care (2015) and CO2 extracts in Clinical Aromatherapy (2018); Director of Kicozo, Knowledge Institute for Integrative & Complementary (Nursing) Care; The Netherlands. Please find a BIO in the attachment.

Abstract:

In a variety of clinical settings, many patients and especially the very ill suffer from mouth problems. More often than not, various problems occur simultaneously. This can vary from dryness of the mouth, pain and an unpleasant odour from the mouth to extensive candidiasis or other infection. Mouth problems can greatly reduce the quality of life, both in a physical and psychological sense as well as in a social sense. The effects are still underestimated and so far there are little answers in standard nursing care. The overall condition may deteriorate and mouth problems can even be the cause of death. In social life, eating and drinking is an important part of our social interaction, which is hampered by mouth problems. There are also psychological consequences such as despondency and feelings of shame and inadequacy.

Causes can include not eating or drinking, breathing with open mouth, dehydration, infection and psychological factors such as anxiety or depression. These are not necessarily connected to any primary disease, but there can be. Think of local tumour growth, graft-versus-host disease, renal failure, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or diabetes, AIDS, Sjögren’s syndrome, and neurological diseases such as occur in dementia and after a CVA. In case of cancer, mouth problems are usually associated with treatment, such as medication, radiotherapy and/or surgical procedures in the area. Sometimes, a combination of factors is involved.

In this session expert on integrative nursing Madeleine Kerkhof discusses several cases in which (often well founded) essential oils and CO2 extracts have shown extremely beneficial, and offer often better results than standard care, for mouth problems in clinical settings.