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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307884
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Walk Hand-in-Hand: cancer survivors and family members
Author(s):
Wong, Kar Yan Alice; Tam, Sammei; Loke, Alice Yuen; Huie, Cynthia; Wong, Yee-Hing
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Iota
Author Details:
Kar Yan Alice Wong, RN, PhD, hsawong@polyu.edu.hk; Sammei Tam, RN; Alice Yuen Loke, PhD; Cynthia Huie, RN; Yee-Hing Wong, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose(s):

  1. To increase the participants’ awareness and acceptance of the diagnosis, and its related physical and psychological distress;
  2. To facilitate expression of feelings between caregivers and cancer survivors;
  3. To develop strategies to promote self-care (responsible selfishness: sleep and rest, nutrition/hydration, exercise);
  4. To explore new approaches to cope with overwhelming daily demands and stress;
  5. To nurture positive spirit in facing life challenge.  

Target group(s): Cancer patients and their family members, who are vulnerable to ‘compassionate fatigue’ and life uncertainty.

Duration: January 12 & May 11, 2013; two support group sessions 

Scope of the project:

It is anticipated that about 40-50 patients and family caregivers will take part in this specially designed program.

  1. Acknowledge the well-being of cancer survivors and family members (obj#1);
  2. Keep a journal of ‘Thoughts and feelings’ and ‘appreciation cards’ between family members for a new start (obj#2);
  3. Happy feet: movement with Music (obj#3);
  4. Skin care for self-image [CNS in Oncology and Wound Care] (obj#3);
  5. Symptoms control during treatment: East-meet-West therapy [RN with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner licensure] (obj#3&4);
  6. Balanced diet [Registered Dietitian] (obj#3 & 4).
  7. Build up self confidence through simple magic (obj#5);

Collaborators:

Hong Kong Alliance Church; Hong Kong Caring Magic Circus; and School of Nursing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

Expected outcomes:

Family members and cancer survivors will not lose sight of individual and family well being throughout the cancer trajectory. The families will gain knowledge, coping, and confident in caring for patients with cancer. Family caregivers, together with their cancer patients will be empowered to resolve conflicts, facilitate expression of appreciation, and building resilience towards life adversity.

Future development/sustainability:

            The program will be offered to all churches under the auspice of Alliance Church.

Keywords:
compassionate fatigue; cancer survivors and family; Asia Region
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWalk Hand-in-Hand: cancer survivors and family membersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWong, Kar Yan Aliceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTam, Sammeien_GB
dc.contributor.authorLoke, Alice Yuenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHuie, Cynthiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWong, Yee-Hingen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Iotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKar Yan Alice Wong, RN, PhD, hsawong@polyu.edu.hk; Sammei Tam, RN; Alice Yuen Loke, PhD; Cynthia Huie, RN; Yee-Hing Wong, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307884-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><p><b>Purpose(s): </b> <ol> <li>To increase the participants’ awareness and acceptance of the diagnosis, and its related physical and psychological distress;</li> <li>To facilitate expression of feelings between caregivers and cancer survivors;</li> <li>To develop strategies to promote self-care (responsible selfishness: sleep and rest, nutrition/hydration, exercise);</li> <li>To explore new approaches to cope with overwhelming daily demands and stress;</li> <li>To nurture positive spirit in facing life challenge.  </li> </ol><p><b>Target group(s):</b> Cancer patients and their family members, who are vulnerable to ‘compassionate fatigue’ and life uncertainty. <p><b>Duration:</b> January 12 & May 11, 2013; two support group sessions  <p><b>Scope of the project: </b><p>It is anticipated that about 40-50 patients and family caregivers will take part in this specially designed program. <ol> <li>Acknowledge the well-being of cancer survivors and family members (obj#1);</li> <li>Keep a journal of ‘Thoughts and feelings’ and ‘appreciation cards’ between family members for a new start (obj#2);</li> <li>Happy feet: movement with Music (obj#3);</li> <li>Skin care for self-image [CNS in Oncology and Wound Care] (obj#3);</li> <li>Symptoms control during treatment: East-meet-West therapy [RN with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner licensure] (obj#3&4);</li> <li>Balanced diet [Registered Dietitian] (obj#3 & 4).</li> <li>Build up self confidence through simple magic (obj#5);</li> </ol><p><b>Collaborators: </b><p>Hong Kong Alliance Church; Hong Kong Caring Magic Circus; and School of Nursing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  <p><b>Expected outcomes: </b><p>Family members and cancer survivors will not lose sight of individual and family well being throughout the cancer trajectory. The families will gain knowledge, coping, and confident in caring for patients with cancer. Family caregivers, together with their cancer patients will be empowered to resolve conflicts, facilitate expression of appreciation, and building resilience towards life adversity. <p><b>Future development/sustainability: </b><p>            The program will be offered to all churches under the auspice of Alliance Church.en_GB
dc.subjectcompassionate fatigueen_GB
dc.subjectcancer survivors and familyen_GB
dc.subjectAsia Regionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:36Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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