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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164906
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CREATIVE CARING - ENHANCING SURVIVORSHIP CARE THROUGH SHARING
Author(s):
Waddington, Cindy; Steward, Nancy; Redman, Mary; Lambert, Nancy; Kendall, Jeff
Author Details:
Cindy Waddington, RN, MSN, AOCN, CNS, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Newark, Delaware, USA, email: cwaddington@christianacare.org; Nancy Steward, RN, MSN, OCN, CRNI; Mary Redman, RN, OCN; Nancy Lambert, RN, MSN, OCN; Jeff Kendall, PsyD
Abstract:
Cancer survivorship is a distinct phase of cancer care. During the transition from active treatment to post treatment, survivors often struggle with an emotional upheaval which may alter their views of themselves and the world. Story telling has shown to facilitate personal growth for both story tellers and listeners. Oncology nurses, adept at therapeutic communication, have had limited opportunities to become more familiar with the experience of cancer survivors and facilitate this personal growth. Nurses are now more frequently interacting with the 10 million cancer survivors in the United States. A cancer survivor scrapbooking and story telling program was developed to facilitate the process of working through survivorsÆ perception of past and present events. It also provided an opportunity for oncology nurses to work closely with survivors. Scrapbooking volunteers and Cancer Care Management (CCM) staff assisted participants in the creation of a story card using 5-6 personal photographs. Once completed, the participants shared their creation and personal story depicted on the card. Survivors responded overwhelmingly that the program was a positive, inspirational experience, which provided enhanced learning about themselves. CCM staff reported the event was an exceptional experience in professional growth. CCM staff completed a five question evaluation scored on a nominal scale (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree. All strongly agreed the program gave them inspiration about cancer survivorship. Eighty percent strongly agreed and 20% agreed the program a) was a positive experience, b) helped them learn about cancer survivors and their experiences, and c) gave insight that will help in caring for cancer survivors. These results demonstrated the beneficial contributions a scrapbooking and story telling program has to offer survivors and staff. Based on these results, future directions include incorporating an outcome oriented story telling focus. This will include reflection and mindful identification of the meaning or value of photograph topics followed by a self assessment of the change in meaning or value since completing treatment. This program can be adapted for use by any patient/support person population with a chronic or life threatening illness.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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.titleCREATIVE CARING - ENHANCING SURVIVORSHIP CARE THROUGH SHARINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWaddington, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSteward, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRedman, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKendall, Jeffen_US
dc.author.detailsCindy Waddington, RN, MSN, AOCN, CNS, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Newark, Delaware, USA, email: cwaddington@christianacare.org; Nancy Steward, RN, MSN, OCN, CRNI; Mary Redman, RN, OCN; Nancy Lambert, RN, MSN, OCN; Jeff Kendall, PsyDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164906-
dc.description.abstractCancer survivorship is a distinct phase of cancer care. During the transition from active treatment to post treatment, survivors often struggle with an emotional upheaval which may alter their views of themselves and the world. Story telling has shown to facilitate personal growth for both story tellers and listeners. Oncology nurses, adept at therapeutic communication, have had limited opportunities to become more familiar with the experience of cancer survivors and facilitate this personal growth. Nurses are now more frequently interacting with the 10 million cancer survivors in the United States. A cancer survivor scrapbooking and story telling program was developed to facilitate the process of working through survivorsÆ perception of past and present events. It also provided an opportunity for oncology nurses to work closely with survivors. Scrapbooking volunteers and Cancer Care Management (CCM) staff assisted participants in the creation of a story card using 5-6 personal photographs. Once completed, the participants shared their creation and personal story depicted on the card. Survivors responded overwhelmingly that the program was a positive, inspirational experience, which provided enhanced learning about themselves. CCM staff reported the event was an exceptional experience in professional growth. CCM staff completed a five question evaluation scored on a nominal scale (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree. All strongly agreed the program gave them inspiration about cancer survivorship. Eighty percent strongly agreed and 20% agreed the program a) was a positive experience, b) helped them learn about cancer survivors and their experiences, and c) gave insight that will help in caring for cancer survivors. These results demonstrated the beneficial contributions a scrapbooking and story telling program has to offer survivors and staff. Based on these results, future directions include incorporating an outcome oriented story telling focus. This will include reflection and mindful identification of the meaning or value of photograph topics followed by a self assessment of the change in meaning or value since completing treatment. This program can be adapted for use by any patient/support person population with a chronic or life threatening illness.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:05Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
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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