Clevson Santos Passos1, Erica Regina Ribeiro Sady2, Clevia Santos Passos3*
1Post-Graduate Program, Health Management with Emphasis on Hospital Administration, Faculdade Estacio, Aracaju, SE, Brazil.
2Department of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Physiotherapy, Hospital BP, Beneficencia Portuguesa de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
3Department of Cardiopneumology, Instituto do Coracao, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Correspondence author: Clevia Santos Passos, Department of Cardiopneumology, Instituto do Coracao, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Received: 11 June 2019
Published: 1 July 2019
The benefits of public policy actions and interventions in preventive and curative health services facilitate the well-being and care of the health and quality of life of cancer patients. The purpose of this narrative review was to contextualize the importance of management intervention and public health policies in lifestyle and in relation to disease prevention, health promotion and palliative care in cancer. The search was performed in PubMed and Scielo databases. Our results show that actions and evidence-based interventions facilitate action professionals in social policy and public health, as well as intervention programs that sought to solve problems in the lifestyle of society and quality of life in cancer patients. Thus, even with the challenges in the implementation of preventive actions and health promotion, management interventions and health policies are essential to enable care and insertion of effective health care programs in oncology.
Keywords: Cancer, Health management, Public policy, Lifestyle, Quality of life, Palliative care