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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335341
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Journey of Fighting Cancer: Chinese Canadians' Experiences
Other Titles:
Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer
Author(s):
Lee, Tsorng-Yeh; Pilkington, F. Beryl
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambta Beta-At-Large
Author Details:
Tsorng-Yeh Lee, PhD, tsylee@yorku.ca; F. Beryl Pilkington, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To understand the experience, informational and psychosocial needs of Chinese immigrants in Canada who are survivors of cancer through focus groups and individual interviews. Background: Cancer is the leading cause of death for both men and women in Canada. Most Chinese Canadians are foreign-born, with limited social networks. The language obstacle, cultural adaptations and the Eastern view of health beliefs and practices may act as barriers to both access to and utilization of services. Although the number of Chinese Canadians is growing in Canada, there are very few appropriate culture-sensitive resources available for them to obtain in-depth information after being diagnosed with cancer. This lack of information may jeopardize their adjustment by increasing their cancer-related anxiety and degrading their quality of life. Design: A qualitative approach and in-depth interviews were used. Methods: Ten Mandarin-speaking Chinese women and men who had a diagnosis of cancer were recruited from the Chinese community in Toronto, Canada. Two focus group interviews and 10 individual interviews were conducted. The interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed using content analysis. Results: Six themes were emerged from the interview data: a) the emotional upside down in receiving the diagnosis of cancer, b) the relatively short waiting time in getting treatment, c) the non-empathetic attitude of healthcare providers, d) the language barrier in searching for cancer information, e) the dramatic change in lifestyle, and f) the tremendous support from spouse, family and friends. Conclusion: The result of the study can facilitate the healthcare providers' understanding of the experience, informational and psychosocial needs of Chinese Canadian cancer survivors. Appropriate interventions and strategies in caring for cancer patients should be developed in hospitals and communities to help them to face physical and psychosocial challenges in the journey of fighting cancer.
Keywords:
Chinese; Qualitative research; Cancer
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14F07
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Journey of Fighting Cancer: Chinese Canadians' Experiencesen
dc.title.alternativePsychological Care of the Patient with Canceren
dc.contributor.authorLee, Tsorng-Yehen
dc.contributor.authorPilkington, F. Berylen
dc.contributor.departmentLambta Beta-At-Largeen
dc.author.detailsTsorng-Yeh Lee, PhD, tsylee@yorku.ca; F. Beryl Pilkington, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335341-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To understand the experience, informational and psychosocial needs of Chinese immigrants in Canada who are survivors of cancer through focus groups and individual interviews. Background: Cancer is the leading cause of death for both men and women in Canada. Most Chinese Canadians are foreign-born, with limited social networks. The language obstacle, cultural adaptations and the Eastern view of health beliefs and practices may act as barriers to both access to and utilization of services. Although the number of Chinese Canadians is growing in Canada, there are very few appropriate culture-sensitive resources available for them to obtain in-depth information after being diagnosed with cancer. This lack of information may jeopardize their adjustment by increasing their cancer-related anxiety and degrading their quality of life. Design: A qualitative approach and in-depth interviews were used. Methods: Ten Mandarin-speaking Chinese women and men who had a diagnosis of cancer were recruited from the Chinese community in Toronto, Canada. Two focus group interviews and 10 individual interviews were conducted. The interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed using content analysis. Results: Six themes were emerged from the interview data: a) the emotional upside down in receiving the diagnosis of cancer, b) the relatively short waiting time in getting treatment, c) the non-empathetic attitude of healthcare providers, d) the language barrier in searching for cancer information, e) the dramatic change in lifestyle, and f) the tremendous support from spouse, family and friends. Conclusion: The result of the study can facilitate the healthcare providers' understanding of the experience, informational and psychosocial needs of Chinese Canadian cancer survivors. Appropriate interventions and strategies in caring for cancer patients should be developed in hospitals and communities to help them to face physical and psychosocial challenges in the journey of fighting cancer.en
dc.subjectChineseen
dc.subjectQualitative researchen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:50:09Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:50:09Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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