Living with a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer: patients' lived experiences.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205744
Title:
Living with a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer: patients' lived experiences.
Authors:
McCarthy, Ita; Dowling, Maura
Affiliation:
Tullamore General Hospital, Co.Offaly, Ireland.
Citation:
Int J Palliat Nurs. 2009 Dec;15(12):579-87.
Journal:
International journal of palliative nursing
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205744
PubMed ID:
20081736
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to explore patients' experience of living with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients diagnosed with NSCLC know that their treatment is not with curative intent and can expect distressing symptoms. In this phenomenological study, six adults with a diagnosis of NSCLC were interviewed. Data was analysed guided by van Manen's six-step process. Four main themes were interpreted: 'Maintaining my life'; 'The enemy within'; 'Staying on the train', and 'I'm still me'. The study findings contribute to nurses' understanding of patients living with this distressing diagnosis, where treatment is palliative. Understanding these patients' experiences can help nurses to interact in a different way, and to maximize opportunities to care holistically for this group of patients and best meet their needs.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/diagnosis/*psychology; Humans; Lung Neoplasms/diagnosis/*psychology; Quality of Life
ISSN:
1357-6321 (Print); 1357-6321 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Itaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Mauraen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:33:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:33:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:33:49Z-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Palliat Nurs. 2009 Dec;15(12):579-87.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1357-6321 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1357-6321 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20081736en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205744-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to explore patients' experience of living with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients diagnosed with NSCLC know that their treatment is not with curative intent and can expect distressing symptoms. In this phenomenological study, six adults with a diagnosis of NSCLC were interviewed. Data was analysed guided by van Manen's six-step process. Four main themes were interpreted: 'Maintaining my life'; 'The enemy within'; 'Staying on the train', and 'I'm still me'. The study findings contribute to nurses' understanding of patients living with this distressing diagnosis, where treatment is palliative. Understanding these patients' experiences can help nurses to interact in a different way, and to maximize opportunities to care holistically for this group of patients and best meet their needs.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshCarcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/diagnosis/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLung Neoplasms/diagnosis/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen_GB
dc.titleLiving with a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer: patients' lived experiences.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTullamore General Hospital, Co.Offaly, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of palliative nursingen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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