The Experience of the Patients and Their Spouses that were Undergoing Esophagectomy Surgery as a Result of Malignant Tumor During the Hospitalization, Before and After the Surgery

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303984
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experience of the Patients and Their Spouses that were Undergoing Esophagectomy Surgery as a Result of Malignant Tumor During the Hospitalization, Before and After the Surgery
Author(s):
Peress, Alya; Ribakovsky, Irina
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Alya Peress, RN, MHA, alyababi@gmail.com; Irina Ribakovsky, RN, MPH;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

Esophageal cancer is a chronic illness that harms the patient’s welfare physically and mentally. It causes to a significant illness that influences the quality of life and the basic aspects of the everyday life of the patient and his family.

Methods:  combined qualitative research

Results: We found at the research dramatic changes in everyday life of the patients and their spouses:

There have been changes in roles inside the family, in the relationships between the married couple and changes in the relationships between different social networks.

 Constantly dealing with food that usually represents pleasure, now it has a negative meaning:  patients dealing with the amount and  type of food they consumed, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain,and the thoughts about the causes to these phenomena that happened after food consumption.

The spouses feel a larger distress than the patients, though level of anxiety gets slightly lower after the surgery among the spouses, but the level of depression increases because of the daily chores and the fear of staying behind after the death of a beloved spouse. 

However, among the patients there is a trend of decrease in levels of anxiety and depression after the surgery. This can be explained by the high level of physical and moral support from the staff during the hospitalization and following month.

Conclusion: For us as a medical staff there is a high importance in a realizing the ways of coping for a patient with a threatening life disease and his family. The main coping method is to look for sources of support and information. That’s why we have to be aware of the mental distress of the whole family and suggest to them the best response.

Keywords:
esophagectomy surgery; malignant tumor; coping with esophagectomy
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Experience of the Patients and Their Spouses that were Undergoing Esophagectomy Surgery as a Result of Malignant Tumor During the Hospitalization, Before and After the Surgeryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPeress, Alyaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRibakovsky, Irinaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsAlya Peress, RN, MHA, alyababi@gmail.com; Irina Ribakovsky, RN, MPH;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303984-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Esophageal cancer is a chronic illness that harms the patient’s welfare physically and mentally. It causes to a significant illness that influences the quality of life and the basic aspects of the everyday life of the patient and his family. <p><b>Methods: </b> combined qualitative research <p><b>Results: </b>We found at the research dramatic changes in everyday life of the patients and their spouses: <p>There have been changes in roles inside the family, in the relationships between the married couple and changes in the relationships between different social networks. <p> Constantly dealing with food that usually represents pleasure, now it has a negative meaning:  patients dealing with the amount and  type of food they consumed, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain,and the thoughts about the causes to these phenomena that happened after food consumption. <p>The spouses feel a larger distress than the patients, though level of anxiety gets slightly lower after the surgery among the spouses, but the level of depression increases because of the daily chores and the fear of staying behind after the death of a beloved spouse.  <p>However, among the patients there is a trend of decrease in levels of anxiety and depression after the surgery. This can be explained by the high level of physical and moral support from the staff during the hospitalization and following month. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> For us as a medical staff there is a high importance in a realizing the ways of coping for a patient with a threatening life disease and his family. The main coping method is to look for sources of support and information. That’s why we have to be aware of the mental distress of the whole family and suggest to them the best response.en_GB
dc.subjectesophagectomy surgeryen_GB
dc.subjectmalignant tumoren_GB
dc.subjectcoping with esophagectomyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:06Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:06Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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