Having a Child Diagnosed With Cancer: An Assessment of Values From the Mother's Viewpoint

Title

Having a Child Diagnosed With Cancer: An Assessment of Values From the Mother's Viewpoint

Creator

Ward-Smith P; Kirk S; Hetherington M; Hubble CL

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Date

2005

Subject

PedPal Lit

Description

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the mother's experience of having a child diagnosed with cancer. Semistructured interview questions, focused specifically on values, provided the foundation for the study. Each of the 9 participants was a mother of a child diagnosed with cancer 30 days prior to participation. Subsequent data were collected from each participant 6 months after the original interview. Using a phenomenological approach for data collection and analyses, themes were uncovered from each interview data set. The initial interviews identified 3 themes: (1) problems accessing the health care system, (2) challenges of family dynamics, and (3) support structures. Each theme persisted in the second interview, with an additional theme, (4) future plans, uncovered. Data from this study may provide guidance for health care professionals who provide care to these children and their families. The importance of maintaining communication and keeping promises cannot be overstated.
2005

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. PedPalASCNET does not hold any rights over the resource listed here. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

320-7

Issue

6

Volume

22

Citation

Ward-Smith P; Kirk S; Hetherington M; Hubble CL, “Having a Child Diagnosed With Cancer: An Assessment of Values From the Mother's Viewpoint,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 31, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13396.

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