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dc.contributor.authorCardoso, Carlos Seiça-
dc.contributor.authorPrazeres, Filipe-
dc.contributor.authorXavier, Beatriz-
dc.contributor.authorGomes, Bárbara-
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-19T16:45:49Z-
dc.date.available2021-10-19T16:45:49Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601pt
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/95920-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the provision of palliative care for patients with palliative care needs emerges as a necessity more than ever. Most are managed in primary care by their family physicians (FP). This study aimed to understand the perspectives of specialist and trainee FPs about their role in palliative care. Methods: we conducted a double focus-group study consisting of two separate online focus-groups, one with FP specialists (n = 9) and one with FP trainees (n = 10). Results: FPs already gather two fundamental skills for the provision of palliative care: the capacity to identify patients’ needs beyond physical symptoms and the recognition that the patient belongs to a familiar, psychosocial, and even spiritual environment. They perceive their role in palliative care to be four-fold: early identification of patients with palliative care needs, initial treatment, symptom management, and patient advocacy. Participants recognized the need for palliative care training and provided suggestions for training programs. Conclusion: FPs share a holistic approach and identify multiple roles they can play in palliative care, from screening to care and advocacy. Organizational barriers must be addressed. Short training programs that combine theory, practice, and experiential learning may further the potential for FPs to contribute to palliative care. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.pt
dc.language.isoengpt
dc.publisherMDPIpt
dc.relationUIDB/4255/2020pt
dc.rightsopenAccesspt
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt
dc.subjectFocus group onlinept
dc.subjectPalliative carept
dc.subjectPrimary carept
dc.subjectTraining programpt
dc.subject.meshFocus Groupspt
dc.subject.meshHumanspt
dc.subject.meshPandemicspt
dc.subject.meshPhysicians, Familypt
dc.subject.meshPortugalpt
dc.subject.meshSARS-CoV-2pt
dc.subject.meshCOVID-19pt
dc.subject.meshPalliative Carept
dc.titleFamily Physicians' Perspectives on Their Role in Palliative Care: A Double Focus Group in Portugalpt
dc.typearticle-
degois.publication.firstPage7282pt
degois.publication.issue14pt
degois.publication.titleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthpt
dc.peerreviewedyespt
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph18147282pt
degois.publication.volume18pt
dc.date.embargo2021-01-01*
uc.date.periodoEmbargo0pt
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item.languageiso639-1en-
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