Dr Yakubu Salifu is a nurse from Ghana. He was funded by his government to undertake his PhD research: Exploring Home-based Supportive and Palliative Care for men living with Advanced-stage Prostate Cancer in a resource-limited Sub-Saharan African Country (Ghana)
The aim of the research was to explore the experiences of men with advanced prostate cancer, their caregivers, and health care professionals in relation to home-based care. This was a qualitative study.
Conclusion: Prostate cancer causes disruption in the lives of men and their families as they traverse the prostate cancer journey. This study is pioneering in looking at masculinity and stigma together in men with prostate cancer. There is a need for social and health policies and to provide extended professional palliative care closer to the patients at home. Increasing awareness about prostate cancer is critical and provision of ‘how to do’ health education packs to support families.
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