GPs had a more positive opinion; in 72% of their cases of Protein Tyrosine Kinase inhibitor terminally ill Turkish or Moroccan patients, the GPs qualified the home care as ‘good’. General perspectives and experiences regarding these groups Aside from the case histories regarding their last terminally ill Turkish or Moroccan patient, we asked nurses and general practitioners about their impressions and perspectives on these Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical terminal patient groups in general. There was large agreement between the responding nurses
and GPs regarding the statement that in general Turkish and Moroccan terminally ill patients are in great need of ‘coaching’ by their GP. They also broadly agreed regarding the statement that these patients are in great need of good cooperation between home care nurses and informal carers (see Table Table33). Table 3 Perspectives of nurses and general practitioners on special needs regarding home Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical care On some other issues there was less consensus. For example 60% of the nurses indicated that, generally speaking, Turkish and Moroccan terminally ill patients are in great need of information about
the home care services in the Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical Netherlands, while only 31% of the GPs agreed with this statement. Furthermore, 56% of the nurses compared to 25% of the GPs indicated that these patients in general are in great need of ‘coaching’
by home care professionals. Furthermore, 43% of the nurses and 14% of the general practitioners indicated that in general these Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical patients are in great need of nursing care delivered by home care organizations. Perceptions on differences between Dutch versus Turkish or Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical Moroccan patients We also asked the professionals about differences between their experiences with Turkish or Moroccan patients on the one hand and with Dutch patients on the other. Many nurses (58%) and general practitioners Tolmetin (69%) indicated that in the case of Turkish and Moroccan patients it is more difficult to establish the home care needs of the patients and their family. It is difficult to identify what the patient wishes and what the different family members want, especially when family members are involved as translators. Perceptions on factors influencing access to or use of home care Another set of statements in the questionnaire is related to our second research question: What factors, according to nurses and general practitioners, influence access to and use of home care in the terminal phase? These statements and the respondents’ answers are displayed in Table Table44.