2019, Cilt 6, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 059-064
Quality of Life and Nursing Care of Patients with Tracheostomy
Çiğdem Canbolat Seyman1, Sevilay Şenol Çelik2
1Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi Cerrahi Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
2University Kyrenia Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing Department, Kyrenia, TRNC
Keywords: Nursing care, quality of life, tracheostomy

Laryngeal cancer accounts for 1-2% of all malignant tumors, approximately 40% of head and neck cancer. The most effective treatment for advanced stage laryngeal cancer is total laryngectomy. With the opening of tracheostomy after total laryngectomy surgery, patients' lives are completely changed and their quality of life is negatively affected by the problems they have to deal with for lifetime. For this reason, nurses, who care for tracheostomized patients, should give care to patients and their families to increase their ability to cope with these problems. In this article, the importance of nursing care in increasing quality of life in patients with tracheostomy will be discussed.