Self-concept of Family Caregivers of Palliative Patients: A scoping review


  • Prapaisri Supangphorn Royal Thai Air Force Nursing College, Directorate of Medical Services, Royal Thai Air Force
  • Anukul Bomrungwong Royal Thai Air Force Nursing College, Directorate of Medical Services, Royal Thai Air Force


Self-concept, Family caregivers, Palliative care, Scoping review


Self-concept refers to how someone perceives themselves, and it is important for the psychological well-being of an individual. Taking on the role of family caregivers for patients with palliative care becomes a challenge for some caregivers in various aspects and could affect their individual self-concept. This scoping review aims to systematically identify the characteristics of all relevant individual studies relating to self-concept of family caregivers of palliative patients. Relevant studies published from 2010 to 2023 were sought by searching online databases, including PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar. The Jonna Briggs Institute (JBI) scoping review protocol was applied for the methodological aspects of this study. A total of 643 references were identified, but only 14 studies were eligible to be included. The results reveal that when measuring self-concept among family caregivers of palliative patients, self-efficacy is the main major concern besides self-value, self-acceptance, and self-respect. Moreover, the result also shows factors that correlate to self-efficacy and supports the idea that self-efficacy contributes to the mental health of caregivers and the caregiver’s and patient’s quality of life.

Author Biographies

Prapaisri Supangphorn, Royal Thai Air Force Nursing College, Directorate of Medical Services, Royal Thai Air Force


Anukul Bomrungwong, Royal Thai Air Force Nursing College, Directorate of Medical Services, Royal Thai Air Force



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