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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164679
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
ENDURING METASTATIC CANCER PAIN
Author(s):
Arathuzik, Mary
Author Details:
Mary Arathuzik, DNSc, APRN, BC, Associate Professor, Emmanuel College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: arathuzik@emmanuel.edu
Abstract:
Topic: Oncology nurses often care for cancer patients who are experiencing pain particularly patients with metastatic disease. Understanding key factors encountered by metastatic cancer patients who are enduring pain should provide nurses with valuable insights into how cancer patients deal with pain. Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how metastatic breast cancer patients endure pain. This research focuses on the priority area of symptom control. Framework: Grounded theory method was used to study how metastatic breast cancer patients endure pain (Strauss & Corbin, 1990). Enduring cancer pain was investigated by unfolding key factors encountered with repeated metastatic pain experiences. Methods: A purposive sample of 19 women between the ages of 20 and 80 years with a confirmed diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer who stated that they were in pain was drawn from the inpatient and outpatient populations of three community hospitals. The sample was stratified according to initial, recurrent and chronic metastatic pain experiences due to bone or nerve metastases. Concurrent and retrospective in-depth interviews provided documentation of how metastatic breast cancer patients endure cancer pain. Patients described 34 different episodes of metastatic cancer pain that they had experienced. Data collection and analysis occurred simultaneously during a two and one-half year period of time. Interview data were content analyzed according to the constant comparative method of abstracting the qualitative data into codes and categories. Three steps in coding were used: open, axial and selective coding procedures (Strauss & Corbin, 1990). Findings: The analysis yielded a model that identifies how metastatic breast cancer patients endure the suffering of cancer pain. Enduring the suffering of metastatic cancer pain involves key factors including perceptions, feelings, and physical effects/limitations of the pain. Faith, hope and supportive relationships are resources that sustain metastatic breast cancer patients enduring cancer pain. Nurses and other health professionals should understand how metastatic cancer patients endure pain so that they can assist these patients to deal with their suffering.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
31st Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Sponsors:
Funding Sources: Purdue Research Grant.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleENDURING METASTATIC CANCER PAINen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArathuzik, Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Arathuzik, DNSc, APRN, BC, Associate Professor, Emmanuel College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: arathuzik@emmanuel.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164679-
dc.description.abstractTopic: Oncology nurses often care for cancer patients who are experiencing pain particularly patients with metastatic disease. Understanding key factors encountered by metastatic cancer patients who are enduring pain should provide nurses with valuable insights into how cancer patients deal with pain. Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how metastatic breast cancer patients endure pain. This research focuses on the priority area of symptom control. Framework: Grounded theory method was used to study how metastatic breast cancer patients endure pain (Strauss & Corbin, 1990). Enduring cancer pain was investigated by unfolding key factors encountered with repeated metastatic pain experiences. Methods: A purposive sample of 19 women between the ages of 20 and 80 years with a confirmed diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer who stated that they were in pain was drawn from the inpatient and outpatient populations of three community hospitals. The sample was stratified according to initial, recurrent and chronic metastatic pain experiences due to bone or nerve metastases. Concurrent and retrospective in-depth interviews provided documentation of how metastatic breast cancer patients endure cancer pain. Patients described 34 different episodes of metastatic cancer pain that they had experienced. Data collection and analysis occurred simultaneously during a two and one-half year period of time. Interview data were content analyzed according to the constant comparative method of abstracting the qualitative data into codes and categories. Three steps in coding were used: open, axial and selective coding procedures (Strauss & Corbin, 1990). Findings: The analysis yielded a model that identifies how metastatic breast cancer patients endure the suffering of cancer pain. Enduring the suffering of metastatic cancer pain involves key factors including perceptions, feelings, and physical effects/limitations of the pain. Faith, hope and supportive relationships are resources that sustain metastatic breast cancer patients enduring cancer pain. Nurses and other health professionals should understand how metastatic cancer patients endure pain so that they can assist these patients to deal with their suffering.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:02Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name31st Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationBoston, Massachusetts, USAen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding Sources: Purdue Research Grant.-
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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