Patient and Family Needs and Expectations During an Inpatient Oncology Experience

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164955
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient and Family Needs and Expectations During an Inpatient Oncology Experience
Author(s):
Dougherty, Mary; Bykerk, Kara; Hentemann, Monica; Maxwell, Sara; Paulsen, Laura; Byrne, Brooke; Stoutjesdyk, Deb
Author Details:
Mary Dougherty, RN, MSN, OCN, AOCNS, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; email: mary.dougherty@spectrum-health.org; Kara Bykerk, RN, OCN; Monica Hentemann, RN, BSN, OCN; Sara Maxwell, RN, BSN, OCN; Laura Paulsen, RN, BSN, OCN; Brooke Byrne, RN, BS; Deb Stoutjesdyk, RN, OCN
Abstract:
Research Study: Hospitalization for either the treatment of cancer or side effect management is an extremely stressful time for both the patient and caregiver. Regardless of the advances in cancer diagnosis/ treatment and transition to outpatient care, there will continue to be inpatient care settings. Few studies have focused on identification of the needs of patients and their families in this environment. One of the ONS priorities for research is in the area of family caregiving and the family group. The purpose of this study was to determine the needs of patients as well as family members during an inpatient oncology admission. Since patient satisfaction scores do not specifically focus on oncology-specific issues, this study was designed to not only identify needs but also focus on the ability of staff/structure of the inpatient unit in a community hospital setting to meet these needs. An exploratory-descriptive design was used to identify the needs and expectations of hospitalized, adult-oncology patients and their family members. The participants were asked to complete a survey ranking the importance of perceived needs on a 5 point Likert scale as well as how adequately those needs were met on a met/partially met and did not meet basis. Descriptive statistics were used to calculate the perceived needs and expectations. Rank order based on the average score for each item was used to list the perceived needs, with the percent of subjects whose needs had been met (met, partially met, not met at all). Most important needs identified by both patients and families related to their need for information and communication about their medical care. Surprisingly less important needs were continuity of nursing care and need for support from non-family members. Patient and family rating of satisfaction with the unit's ability to meet their needs pointed to opportunities with orientation to unit structure and provider care team in a community hospital setting as well as clearer opportunities to involve the family in discussions regarding side effect management.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatient and Family Needs and Expectations During an Inpatient Oncology Experienceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDougherty, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorBykerk, Karaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHentemann, Monicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Saraen_US
dc.contributor.authorPaulsen, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Brookeen_US
dc.contributor.authorStoutjesdyk, Deben_US
dc.author.detailsMary Dougherty, RN, MSN, OCN, AOCNS, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; email: mary.dougherty@spectrum-health.org; Kara Bykerk, RN, OCN; Monica Hentemann, RN, BSN, OCN; Sara Maxwell, RN, BSN, OCN; Laura Paulsen, RN, BSN, OCN; Brooke Byrne, RN, BS; Deb Stoutjesdyk, RN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164955-
dc.description.abstractResearch Study: Hospitalization for either the treatment of cancer or side effect management is an extremely stressful time for both the patient and caregiver. Regardless of the advances in cancer diagnosis/ treatment and transition to outpatient care, there will continue to be inpatient care settings. Few studies have focused on identification of the needs of patients and their families in this environment. One of the ONS priorities for research is in the area of family caregiving and the family group. The purpose of this study was to determine the needs of patients as well as family members during an inpatient oncology admission. Since patient satisfaction scores do not specifically focus on oncology-specific issues, this study was designed to not only identify needs but also focus on the ability of staff/structure of the inpatient unit in a community hospital setting to meet these needs. An exploratory-descriptive design was used to identify the needs and expectations of hospitalized, adult-oncology patients and their family members. The participants were asked to complete a survey ranking the importance of perceived needs on a 5 point Likert scale as well as how adequately those needs were met on a met/partially met and did not meet basis. Descriptive statistics were used to calculate the perceived needs and expectations. Rank order based on the average score for each item was used to list the perceived needs, with the percent of subjects whose needs had been met (met, partially met, not met at all). Most important needs identified by both patients and families related to their need for information and communication about their medical care. Surprisingly less important needs were continuity of nursing care and need for support from non-family members. Patient and family rating of satisfaction with the unit's ability to meet their needs pointed to opportunities with orientation to unit structure and provider care team in a community hospital setting as well as clearer opportunities to involve the family in discussions regarding side effect management.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:57Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, 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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