Interventions in the person in palliative care with fatigue

a scoping revie


  • Sara Cunha Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, EPE, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Conceição Jasmins Instituto Português de Oncologia, Francisco Gentil, EPE, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Cristina Barroso Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto | Centro de Investigação em Tecnologias e Serviços de Saúde (CINTESIS), Porto, Portugal
  • Laura Reis Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto, Porto, Portugal



Palliative care., fatigue, nursing


Introduction: Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms in patients in palliative care that affects their quality of life and whose management remains a challenge.

Objective: To map the nursing interventions used to control fatigue in people in palliative situations.

Methods: Scoping Review according to the Joanna Briggs Institute methodology. Two independent researchers performed the analysis, extraction and synthesis of the results.

Results: Nursing interventions such as Psychosocial Intervention, Aromatic Massage, Standard Palliative Care, Online Collaborative Intervention, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Physical Exercise and acupuncture were identified.

Conclusion: The studies point to multidisciplinary multimodal interventions, where the nurse has a primary role. However, there are no studies in patients in a terminal phase of their disease, that is, in the last months or days of life, so further research is suggested on the effectiveness of interventions to control patient fatigue in palliative care and the adoption of strategies that improve the knowledge of health professionals about the impact of fatigue.



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How to Cite

Cunha, S., Jasmins, C., Barroso, C. ., & Reis, L. (2022). Interventions in the person in palliative care with fatigue: a scoping revie. Millenium - Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health, 2(18), 45–50.



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