The Lived Experience of Inpatient Education Among Parents with Children Newly Diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201608
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experience of Inpatient Education Among Parents with Children Newly Diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
Author(s):
Chua, Jesusa
Author Details:
Jesusa Chua, MS, RN-BC
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) A new diagnosis of cancer in a child can become the most challenging event in a parent's life. The multi-faceted therapies, as well as the prospect of complicated home care can add more stress into a parent's already trying experience; making the task of inpatient discharge education tricky. Little is known about the lived experience of inpatient education among parents of children with a new oncology diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to explore this experience using a phenomenological approach. Seven semi-structured interviews were held with parents of children newly diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) within the past three months. Colaizzi's method of data analysis was used to identify recurring themes from the data gathered. Seven themes depicted the lived experience of patient education among parents with children suffering from a new diagnosis of ALL:� (1) the maze of symptoms and consults, (2) fear and ambivalence about the diagnosis, (3) overwhelming emotion, (4) a recollection of past experiences, (5) learning begins, (6) different strokes - same bottom line, and the (7) dilemmas of discharge. The stated results provide a better understanding of a parent's experience with inpatient education following a new diagnosis of cancer in their child. Such knowledge will help nursing and other health professionals in the design and delivery of patient education materials better suited for this specific population. These results may also serve as a springboard for future study and experimentation on the field of oncology-related parent education.
Keywords:
phenomenology; patient education; qualitative research
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Grapevine, Texas USA
Description:
41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Lived Experience of Inpatient Education Among Parents with Children Newly Diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)en
dc.contributor.authorChua, Jesusaen
dc.author.detailsJesusa Chua, MS, RN-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201608-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) A new diagnosis of cancer in a child can become the most challenging event in a parent's life. The multi-faceted therapies, as well as the prospect of complicated home care can add more stress into a parent's already trying experience; making the task of inpatient discharge education tricky. Little is known about the lived experience of inpatient education among parents of children with a new oncology diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to explore this experience using a phenomenological approach. Seven semi-structured interviews were held with parents of children newly diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) within the past three months. Colaizzi's method of data analysis was used to identify recurring themes from the data gathered. Seven themes depicted the lived experience of patient education among parents with children suffering from a new diagnosis of ALL:� (1) the maze of symptoms and consults, (2) fear and ambivalence about the diagnosis, (3) overwhelming emotion, (4) a recollection of past experiences, (5) learning begins, (6) different strokes - same bottom line, and the (7) dilemmas of discharge. The stated results provide a better understanding of a parent's experience with inpatient education following a new diagnosis of cancer in their child. Such knowledge will help nursing and other health professionals in the design and delivery of patient education materials better suited for this specific population. These results may also serve as a springboard for future study and experimentation on the field of oncology-related parent education.en
dc.subjectphenomenologyen
dc.subjectpatient educationen
dc.subjectqualitative researchen
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:42:54Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:42:54Z-
dc.conference.date2011en
dc.conference.name41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, Texas USAen
dc.description41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.-
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