[Visiting nurse support for patients wishing to die at home].Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 1996 Dec; 23 Suppl 3:262-5.GT
Thirty-two (1994) and 55 (1995) patients in the terminal stage of many kinds of cancer were cared for satisfactorily at home by a visiting team of nurses from Niigata Cancer Center Hospital. A prostate cancer patient with multiple bone metastasis was suffering from morphine-resistant intractable pain, and highly dependent on medical care. We continued to take care of him by frequent visitation and psychological assist until he eventually died at home according to his wishes. It is important to create a suitable support team for the continual difficult home care of each terminal patient.