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Worldwide the prevalence reports documented that nearly 40 million people needed palliative care, but only 10% of the population receives palliative care treatment. Many have asked for the palliative care, but only a few receive it. It requires a team of professional to deliver good quality palliative support and care for the people who required it. It doesn't aim to cure any particular set of symptoms, but it aims at the quality of life of the people who were at the end of their life. It supports them physically as well as psychologically. Majority of the researchers in occupational therapy were aimed at analyzing the impact of intervention over the patients in palliative care. But there is a need to examine what patients in palliative care want to prioritize. The review aims to explore the needs of patients in palliative care, which are considered vital for them. The review was conducted with the specific criteria of articles selected from the year 2018 to 2020. Articles which were published in the English language were analyzed, and participants of age greater than 20 years were focused, and their experience was documented. Twenty articles were selected, and all these articles were used one to one interview method. The concept of "occupational therapy and its importance for people at the end of their life” is identified. The study concludes that continued occupational therapy is vital for everybody in palliative care.


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Ganapathy Sankar U, & Monisha R. (2020). What is needed to patients in palliative care - Review of the patients perspectives in palliative care. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 6532-6536.