The Lived Experience of Breast Cancer in the Surveillance Phase of Recovery: A Liminal Process

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601887
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experience of Breast Cancer in the Surveillance Phase of Recovery: A Liminal Process
Other Titles:
Screening and Surviving Breast Cancer: Promoting Health through Vigilance [Session]
Author(s):
Amado, Patricia K.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Chi
Author Details:
Patricia K. Amado, RN, CNS, patricia.amado1@mymail.barry.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: AbstractAbstract Background: Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer today among women of all ages. Many women are being diagnosed each year and learning to cope with a chronic illness. Accompanying the victory of survivorship, however, are challenges in the surveillance phase of recovery. Surveillance is the time after surgery, chemotherapy and /or radiation is complete and the patient is continues to be receiving regular scheduled check-ups by the oncologist. Each individual's care plan for surveillance may be different depending upon the stage and the treatment received. Breast cancer survivors face many fears during this period of time, including fear of recurrence, loss of health, or fear of dying from the disease to name a few. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to illuminate the lived experience of women after they have undergone their treatment regime for breast cancer and have entered the surveillance phase of recovery. This study gave a voice to the women's experience through their life story and the resiliency they demonstrated while transitioning to a new life within the context of illness. Philosophical Underpinnings: This study was guided by Max van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenological perspective. Methods: A purposive sample of 10 women ages 25-75 years old from survivorship clinics in south Florida was selected to explore the question: 'What is the lived experience of women with breast cancer in the surveillance phase of recovery? Data collection was gathered with one-hour semi-structured interviews and was audio- taped, transcribed for verification, and member checked by the researcher. Data analysis included interpretation and description of textual writing guided by van Manen's six The purpose of this presentation is premised upon my study based upon hermeneutical phenomenology. The method enables all disciplines to understand the narrative inquiry approach to research; what it is from a therapeutic lens; what uniqueness it provides in dealing with coping and making- meaning out of a chronic illness such as breast cancer and the art of story-telling as a venue for communication and a method to facilitate healing body, mind, and spirit while battling a chronic illness. Through the use of narrative inquiry to study liminality or the in- between time of illness and wellness will provide a path to an innovative method to understand a phenomena ( illness) in order to understand the lived experiences of woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Liminality is the place between wellness and illness and the fear of facing a possible recurrence. It is important as healthcare professionals and laypersons realize the experience of what happens for women in the transition from health to facing a life- threatening disease. Narrative inquiry represents a better perspective on the story of illness that at times may be difficult to voice. A cognitive engagement of discourse in an open semi- structured format may give voice to the person within the context of their own journey through illness. With semi-structured interviews, the investigator will have a set of questions on an interview schedule, but the interview will be guided by the participants rather than be dictated hence the advantages of this method is as follows: There is an attempt to establish rapport with the patient which allows a richer relationship to gather personal experiences of illness Results: ' The ordering of questions is less important as in gathering information in an history and physical ( less empirical approach) ' The interviewer is freer to probe interesting areas that arise. ' The interview can follow the respondent's interests or concerns. It is a creative method of healing as someone is faced with a chronic and sometimes terminal journey.Conclusion: Quality of life is a multi- dimensional facet of one's social, spiritual, and physical, emotional well being. Breast cancer survivors face many fears, whether it is fear of recurrence, loss of health, and fear of dying. In order to treat each person holistically the healthcare provider needs to acknowledge alternative ways of healing for the breast cancer patient. Through introducing narrative therapy as a therapeutic way to express feelings one can make sense of this malady through the art of dialogue and may introduce new ways of learning how one builds resiliency in the journey of illness through their lived story. It is an innovative method to facilitate transition to a new reality such as living with cancer and improve the quality of life living in the in- between times of constant surveillance of this insidious disease.
Keywords:
Surveillance; TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE; TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15D16
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Lived Experience of Breast Cancer in the Surveillance Phase of Recovery: A Liminal Processen
dc.title.alternativeScreening and Surviving Breast Cancer: Promoting Health through Vigilance [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorAmado, Patricia K.en
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Chien
dc.author.detailsPatricia K. Amado, RN, CNS, patricia.amado1@mymail.barry.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601887-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: AbstractAbstract Background: Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer today among women of all ages. Many women are being diagnosed each year and learning to cope with a chronic illness. Accompanying the victory of survivorship, however, are challenges in the surveillance phase of recovery. Surveillance is the time after surgery, chemotherapy and /or radiation is complete and the patient is continues to be receiving regular scheduled check-ups by the oncologist. Each individual's care plan for surveillance may be different depending upon the stage and the treatment received. Breast cancer survivors face many fears during this period of time, including fear of recurrence, loss of health, or fear of dying from the disease to name a few. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to illuminate the lived experience of women after they have undergone their treatment regime for breast cancer and have entered the surveillance phase of recovery. This study gave a voice to the women's experience through their life story and the resiliency they demonstrated while transitioning to a new life within the context of illness. Philosophical Underpinnings: This study was guided by Max van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenological perspective. Methods: A purposive sample of 10 women ages 25-75 years old from survivorship clinics in south Florida was selected to explore the question: 'What is the lived experience of women with breast cancer in the surveillance phase of recovery? Data collection was gathered with one-hour semi-structured interviews and was audio- taped, transcribed for verification, and member checked by the researcher. Data analysis included interpretation and description of textual writing guided by van Manen's six The purpose of this presentation is premised upon my study based upon hermeneutical phenomenology. The method enables all disciplines to understand the narrative inquiry approach to research; what it is from a therapeutic lens; what uniqueness it provides in dealing with coping and making- meaning out of a chronic illness such as breast cancer and the art of story-telling as a venue for communication and a method to facilitate healing body, mind, and spirit while battling a chronic illness. Through the use of narrative inquiry to study liminality or the in- between time of illness and wellness will provide a path to an innovative method to understand a phenomena ( illness) in order to understand the lived experiences of woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Liminality is the place between wellness and illness and the fear of facing a possible recurrence. It is important as healthcare professionals and laypersons realize the experience of what happens for women in the transition from health to facing a life- threatening disease. Narrative inquiry represents a better perspective on the story of illness that at times may be difficult to voice. A cognitive engagement of discourse in an open semi- structured format may give voice to the person within the context of their own journey through illness. With semi-structured interviews, the investigator will have a set of questions on an interview schedule, but the interview will be guided by the participants rather than be dictated hence the advantages of this method is as follows: There is an attempt to establish rapport with the patient which allows a richer relationship to gather personal experiences of illness Results: ' The ordering of questions is less important as in gathering information in an history and physical ( less empirical approach) ' The interviewer is freer to probe interesting areas that arise. ' The interview can follow the respondent's interests or concerns. It is a creative method of healing as someone is faced with a chronic and sometimes terminal journey.Conclusion: Quality of life is a multi- dimensional facet of one's social, spiritual, and physical, emotional well being. Breast cancer survivors face many fears, whether it is fear of recurrence, loss of health, and fear of dying. In order to treat each person holistically the healthcare provider needs to acknowledge alternative ways of healing for the breast cancer patient. Through introducing narrative therapy as a therapeutic way to express feelings one can make sense of this malady through the art of dialogue and may introduce new ways of learning how one builds resiliency in the journey of illness through their lived story. It is an innovative method to facilitate transition to a new reality such as living with cancer and improve the quality of life living in the in- between times of constant surveillance of this insidious disease.en
dc.subjectSurveillanceen
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:58:11Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:58:11Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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