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DELEVATTI, Vanessa Ferreira; SALAZA, Viviane; SCHNEIDER, Tagma Marina Donelli  e  CASTRO, Elisa Kern de. Life expectancy and future prospects in cancer patients: systematic review. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.1, pp. 15-22. ISSN 1982-1247.

This study aimed to systematically review the literature on expectations of life and perspective of future in cancer patients. Were included international articles published between 1990 and 2017. To carry out the search, the Life expectancy descriptors Future plans were used, Hope, patient terminal, coming from the portal EBSCO Host by MEDLINE with full text, INDEX Corporation and MEDLINE complete and the portal of CAPES the bases Science Direct, Sciello, Web of Science and Psyc INFO. Studies showed greater emphasis on issues related to hope and well-being of patients with different types and staging of cancer, especially the importance of communication between the multidisciplinary health team, patient and family/caregivers.

Palavras-chave : Life expectancy; prospects for the future; hope; cancer; terminal patient.

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