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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151452
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Understanding the Experience of Colorectal Cancer
Abstract:
Understanding the Experience of Colorectal Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Shaha, Maya, PhD, MSc, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Applied Sciences Health
Title:Researcher and Lecturer
This study?s purpose was to examine the under-explored phenomena of living with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer.  This study used a phenomenological approach, drawing on Heidegger?s Ontology of Dasein as a frame of reference. A total of 72 interviews with 7 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer were conducted over a period of 13 months.  All patients were approached no sooner than three days after their initial surgical treatment to remove the cancer.  In order to participate in the study, patients needed to be in good physical condition and were literate/fluent in German or English. Data were analyzed following Colaizzi?s 8-step process. Results are presented as one main category, ?the omnipresence of cancer?, and two subcategories, ?toward authentic Dasein? and ?mapping out the future?. Findings revealed that a cancer diagnosis pervades all aspects of life (the omnipresence of cancer). Having received a diagnosis of cancer means an individual is faced with the potential of premature death or lifelong illness. Patients feel stigmatized by the diagnosis and classify this as belonging to an illness group. Due to the illness, patients experience a reflection of their self upon which they may choose to act or not (toward authentic Dasein). Patients also develop coping strategies to facilitate return to everyday life and to take up their previous tasks or work again. This may or may not involve a change in their outlook on life (mapping out the future).  Information from this study supports the need for in-depth discussions between patients and healthcare professionals so that patients? questions and uncertainties may be addressed. Structural improvements of institutions and discharge planning are needed to support the patient in the disease situation.  Thus, the results of this study are pertinent to health policy, nursing practice and education of health care providers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUnderstanding the Experience of Colorectal Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151452-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Understanding the Experience of Colorectal Cancer</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shaha, Maya, PhD, MSc, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Applied Sciences Health</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Researcher and Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Maya.Shaha@hefr.ch</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study?s purpose was to examine the under-explored phenomena of living with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer.&nbsp; This study used a phenomenological approach, drawing on Heidegger?s Ontology of Dasein as a frame of reference. A total of 72 interviews with 7 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer were conducted over a period of 13 months.&nbsp; All patients were approached no sooner than three days after their initial surgical treatment to remove the cancer.&nbsp; In order to participate in the study, patients needed to be in good physical condition and were literate/fluent in German or English. Data were analyzed following Colaizzi?s 8-step process. Results are presented as one main category, ?the omnipresence of cancer?, and two subcategories, ?toward authentic Dasein? and ?mapping out the future?. Findings revealed that a cancer diagnosis pervades all aspects of life (the omnipresence of cancer). Having received a diagnosis of cancer means an individual is faced with the potential of premature death or lifelong illness. Patients feel stigmatized by the diagnosis and classify this as belonging to an illness group. Due to the illness, patients experience a reflection of their self upon which they may choose to act or not (toward authentic Dasein). Patients also develop coping strategies to facilitate return to everyday life and to take up their previous tasks or work again. This may or may not involve a change in their outlook on life (mapping out the future).&nbsp; Information from this study supports the need for in-depth discussions between patients and healthcare professionals so that patients? questions and uncertainties may be addressed. Structural improvements of institutions and discharge planning are needed to support the patient in the disease situation.&nbsp; Thus, the results of this study are pertinent to health policy, nursing practice and education of health care providers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:02:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:02:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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