Patients' Lived Experience of Chemotherapy After Mastectomy: A Phenomenological Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335345
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patients' Lived Experience of Chemotherapy After Mastectomy: A Phenomenological Study
Author(s):
Liao, Yu Chen; Wu, Li-Fen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yu Chen Liao, RN, liao4176@yahoo.com.tw; Li-Fen Wu, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The study discovers the chemotherapy patient's life experiences that are breast cancer after mastectomy, and understood patient's demand and the symptom distress, as well as the factor affect their life journey. Methods: This research used phenomenology research technique and semi-structural interview. The subjects confirmed to participate the study and signed the letter of consent. After the conversation, the record of the material copied out the writing. The case experience was faithful also the integrity presents by the writing, and accept any change or the fluctuation. Study cases were from a medical center in central Taiwan, outpatient chemotherapy room, patient processed the end of chemotherapy. It was 40 cases, the actual size of the sample size data analysis was no new case presented as the standard. The selection criteria were as follows: breast cancer after surgery, chemotherapy, conscious clear, can talk in Mandarin or Taiwanese language, willing to participate in study and share life experience of adult women. The reliability of the data was carefully selected cases, pre-interview skills training, control interview context, to establish interactive data analysis. Validity established by the recording interview and audio transcription quality control, interviews and analysis of information considered 'deposit regardless of' principle, in order to reduce errors and to be objective. This study used Giorgi & Giorgi (2003) proposed research procedures for data analysis. Results: Four main concepts through the case described in the context of the experience, they are as follows: Embrace hope, Struggle for life, Reflect on life, and Meet in regret. The added bonus is that patients appreciate the opportunity to express the feeling of suffering. Through the one-on-one talks between nursing staff and patients, the patients re-examine their past life, and re-establish the meaning of life. Conclusion: The results of the study provide an important basis for the nursing staff who take care of this type of patients.
Keywords:
ife experience, phenomenology; chemotherapy, mastectomy
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST173
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePatients' Lived Experience of Chemotherapy After Mastectomy: A Phenomenological Studyen
dc.contributor.authorLiao, Yu Chenen
dc.contributor.authorWu, Li-Fenen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsYu Chen Liao, RN, liao4176@yahoo.com.tw; Li-Fen Wu, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335345-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The study discovers the chemotherapy patient's life experiences that are breast cancer after mastectomy, and understood patient's demand and the symptom distress, as well as the factor affect their life journey. Methods: This research used phenomenology research technique and semi-structural interview. The subjects confirmed to participate the study and signed the letter of consent. After the conversation, the record of the material copied out the writing. The case experience was faithful also the integrity presents by the writing, and accept any change or the fluctuation. Study cases were from a medical center in central Taiwan, outpatient chemotherapy room, patient processed the end of chemotherapy. It was 40 cases, the actual size of the sample size data analysis was no new case presented as the standard. The selection criteria were as follows: breast cancer after surgery, chemotherapy, conscious clear, can talk in Mandarin or Taiwanese language, willing to participate in study and share life experience of adult women. The reliability of the data was carefully selected cases, pre-interview skills training, control interview context, to establish interactive data analysis. Validity established by the recording interview and audio transcription quality control, interviews and analysis of information considered 'deposit regardless of' principle, in order to reduce errors and to be objective. This study used Giorgi & Giorgi (2003) proposed research procedures for data analysis. Results: Four main concepts through the case described in the context of the experience, they are as follows: Embrace hope, Struggle for life, Reflect on life, and Meet in regret. The added bonus is that patients appreciate the opportunity to express the feeling of suffering. Through the one-on-one talks between nursing staff and patients, the patients re-examine their past life, and re-establish the meaning of life. Conclusion: The results of the study provide an important basis for the nursing staff who take care of this type of patients.en
dc.subjectife experience, phenomenologyen
dc.subjectchemotherapy, mastectomyen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:50:14Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:50:14Z-
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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