Mukadder Mollaoğlu

Cumhuriyet University

Professor Mukadder Mollaoğlu graduated from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Turkey, where she currently works, in 1991. She obtained a doctorate at Istanbul University Health Sciences Institute. Her research focuses on examining the effects of chronic diseases on the quality of life of patients; she also lectures and publishes in her field. She is an editorial board member and reviewer for many medical journals and has published papers in eminent journals as well as books in the field of chronic diseases and palliative care. Dr. Mollaoğlu has participated in a number of national and international panels, conferences and congresses related to quality of life, where she has held various duties such as speaker and session chairperson. She is a member of many associations on chronic diseases.

3books edited

2chapters authored

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Palliative care is one of the most important factors in the fight against chronic diseases. It begins from the moment the patient is diagnosed, continues with curative treatment until death, and ends with care that supports the patient's family and other caregivers during the postmortem mourning process. In all these stages it is very important to improve the quality of life in patients, to relieve symptoms, and to support patients and their relatives in a dignified manner. This book includes basic information about palliative care, management of patient symptoms, support suggestions for psychological and social problems, needs of patients and their families, and how palliative care is handled in different countries. Written for healthcare professionals, students, and all interested readers, this book provides important information that can be used to improve the quality of life of patients as well as that of their families.

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