Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to learn the needs of the family caregiver in Turkey.
Learning Objective 2: Being a family caregiver has the most difficult times. The nurses will be able to learn to be careful to give a nursing care.
Methods: Data was obtained using face to face interviews from the structured questionnaire developed by the researchers.
Results: Participants were between the ages of 31-50, and graduated from the university. The participants presented in surgical clinics had more needs esp. the social needs more than the others, and 36.4% of the patients ages were generally 60 years of age. In this study, although 72.9% of the participants stated many psychological needs. The most frequently expressions of the participants were "I miss my children”, “I’m afraid of loosing my patients", "I miss my past." (respectively 60%, 56.5%, 52.9%)
Conclusion: Nurses should be aware of the needs of the family caregivers as well as the health-care needs of the patient, provide professional nursing care by including the family caregivers.