The experience of women a year or more following breast cancer and their understanding of the meaning of loneliness

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152159
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Presentation
Title:
The experience of women a year or more following breast cancer and their understanding of the meaning of loneliness
Abstract:
The experience of women a year or more following breast cancer and their understanding of the meaning of loneliness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Rosedale, Mary, MS, APRN, CNAA
P.I. Institution Name:New York University
Title:Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Master's and Advanced Certificate Programs, Nursing Administration
Co-Authors:Judith Haber, APRN, PhD, CS, FAAN; Barbara Krainovich-Miller, EdD, APRN, BC; Melanie Percy, PhD, RN, FAAN and Helen Speziale, EdD
[Research Presentation] It is essential to understand the long term nature of women's experiences following breast cancer. This project makes an original contribution to nursing/health care because there is a paucity of literature concerning womenÆs experiences in the long term aftermath of breast cancer treatment and loneliness that has never been explicitly investigated from the perspective of women following breast cancer. Themes of isolation, abandonment, social losses, search for meaning, lack of reality validation, changes in cognitive self appraisal; personal and social resources have been noted following breast cancer, representing a gap in the literature. Consistent with an evidence-based practice (EBP) paradigm, this qualitative study generates ideas that drive further research and instrument development for examining the long term experience of women following breast cancer and the meaning of loneliness in this population. The study uses Streubert's (1991) nurse-developed phenomenological method, providing further information regarding the utility of the method for expanding the existing body of theoretical knowledge and extending Nursing's discipline-specific knowledge. Analysis of open-ended interviews are conducted. Additionally, women are encouraged to share expressive works (e.g., journals, poetry) that illustrate an aspect of their experience and to explore their meanings in interviews. This study describes women themselves as they give voice to their experiences and shed light on whether terms like "survivor" usefully portray what they undergo or alternatively, isolate women from expressing other aspects and dimensions of the experience. áIt places women's meanings of loneliness in context with both historical perspectives and contemporary understandings of meaning. Nursing science can inform the lives of women with breast cancer, the providers who care for them and the larger societies within which they both live. The first step in building that science and beginning a program of research requires that we ask women to inform us about their experience.
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.titleThe experience of women a year or more following breast cancer and their understanding of the meaning of lonelinessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152159-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The experience of women a year or more following breast cancer and their understanding of the meaning of loneliness</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rosedale, Mary, MS, APRN, CNAA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">New York University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Master's and Advanced Certificate Programs, Nursing Administration</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mtr3@nyu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Judith Haber, APRN, PhD, CS, FAAN; Barbara Krainovich-Miller, EdD, APRN, BC; Melanie Percy, PhD, RN, FAAN and Helen Speziale, EdD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] It is essential to understand the long term nature of women's experiences following breast cancer. This project makes an original contribution to nursing/health care because there is a paucity of literature concerning women&AElig;s experiences in the long term aftermath of breast cancer treatment and loneliness that has never been explicitly investigated from the perspective of women following breast cancer. Themes of isolation, abandonment, social losses, search for meaning, lack of reality validation, changes in cognitive self appraisal; personal and social resources have been noted following breast cancer, representing a gap in the literature. Consistent with an evidence-based practice (EBP) paradigm, this qualitative study generates ideas that drive further research and instrument development for examining the long term experience of women following breast cancer and the meaning of loneliness in this population. The study uses Streubert's (1991) nurse-developed phenomenological method, providing further information regarding the utility of the method for expanding the existing body of theoretical knowledge and extending Nursing's discipline-specific knowledge. Analysis of open-ended interviews are conducted. Additionally, women are encouraged to share expressive works (e.g., journals, poetry) that illustrate an aspect of their experience and to explore their meanings in interviews. This study describes women themselves as they give voice to their experiences and shed light on whether terms like &quot;survivor&quot; usefully portray what they undergo or alternatively, isolate women from expressing other aspects and dimensions of the experience. &aacute;It places women's meanings of loneliness in context with both historical perspectives and contemporary understandings of meaning. Nursing science can inform the lives of women with breast cancer, the providers who care for them and the larger societies within which they both live. The first step in building that science and beginning a program of research requires that we ask women to inform us about their experience.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:26:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:26:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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