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Addressing the needs of terminally-ill patients in Bosnia-Herzegovina: patients' perceptions and expectations

Published inBMC Palliative Care, vol. 17, no. 1, 123
Publication date2018

Many terminally ill patients in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) fail to receive needed medical attention and social support. In 2016 a primary healthcare centreer (PHCC) in Doboj (BiH) requested the methodological and technical support of a local partner (Fondacija fami) and the Geneva University Hospitals to address the needs of terminally ill patients living at home. In order to design acceptable, affordable and sustainable solutions, we involved patients and their families in exploring needs, barriers and available resources.

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • 80 and over
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Communication
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility/statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Needs Assessment/organization & administration
  • Palliative Care/standards
  • Patient Satisfaction/statistics & numerical data
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Qualitative Research
  • Social Support
  • Terminally Ill/psychology
Citation (ISO format)
AEBISCHER PERONE, Sigiriya et al. Addressing the needs of terminally-ill patients in Bosnia-Herzegovina: patients” perceptions and expectations. In: BMC Palliative Care, 2018, vol. 17, n° 1, p. 123. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0377-2
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ISSN of the journal1472-684X

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