Models and benefits of palliative care for the quality of life of people with HIV: a systematic review

Aulia Insani Latif, RN and Andi Masyitha Irwan, PhD, RN
Faculty of Nursing, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia

Abstract
Objectives: This review aims to systematically describe and assess the models and benefi ts of palliative care for the quality of life of people with HIV.
Methods: Systematic literature searches were carried out on four databases: PubMed, Scopus, Science Direct and ProQuest to identify studies reported in English published in the last 5 years on palliative care among people with HIV.
Results: Based on six studies that have been analysed, the model of palliative care can be carried out in inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, and community settings with a consultation team. Palliative care can enhance the quality of life of people with HIV in terms of physical, psychological, social and environmental aspects.
Conclusion: Palliative care can enhance the quality of life of people with HIV. However, there is no model of palliative care intervention specifi ed for people with HIV. Furthermore, the absence of a specifi c instrument to evaluate the quality of life of people with HIV becomes the main consideration and suggestion for further research.
Keywords: palliative care, quality of life, people with HIV