Occupational Therapy for a Terminal Stage Malignant Tumor Patient Tamami Aida 1 , Taiji Kondo 1 , Nobuyuki Shitara 2 , Kazuyuki Shibuya 2 1Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital 2Risshokouseikai Fuzoku Kousei Hospital Keyword: ターミナルケア , QOL , 作業療法 pp.290-295
Published Date 1993/10/15
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 We experienced the successful application of OT for a patient with tetraplegia in the terminal phase. This patient, a nineteen year-old boy, became tetraplegic and could not survive without artificial respiration, due to a malignant spinal cord tumor. Unawareness of his disease being malignant, incapability of having communication, and intractable pain caused him to be psychologically unstable with severe insomnia. We produced an original device to use a communication aid, supported him and his family psychologically, and intensively controlled the pain. These procedures helped him to gain a better QOL and to be in a more stable mental condition, in particular. We described the details of the therapy, and estimated the successful factors of this case.

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