Dunnice, Una and Slevin, Eamonn (2000) Nurses’ experiences of being present with a patient receiving a diagnosis of Cancer. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32 (3). 611-618. [Journal article]
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This paper reports the findings of a study which describes the experiences of nurses who were present with a patient when they received a diagnosis of cancer, cancer recurrence or prognosis of terminal cancer. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six nurses who had experience of caring for patients with cancer in an acute surgical setting. Data were analysed using a phenomenological descriptive approach. Participants’ descriptions revealed the following seven core themes: ‘What if it was me?’; divergent feelings; being there; becoming closer; method of disclosure; time as an influence and learning by reflection. Possible implications for nursing practice and education are discussed and recommendations are made for future research.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute of Nursing and Health Research|
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
|Deposited By:||Dr Eamonn Slevin|
|Deposited On:||06 Oct 2010 11:24|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2011 10:37|
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