Existential experience of children with cancer under palliative care

Title

Existential experience of children with cancer under palliative care

Creator

Franca J; Costa S; Lopes M E L; Nobrega M; Batista P S S; Oliveira R C

Publisher

Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

Date

2018

Subject

Child; Existentialism; Female; Humans; Male; Neoplasms/co [Complications]; Neoplasms/px [Psychology]; Nursing Theory; Palliative Care/mt [Methods]; Palliative Care/px [Psychology]; Palliative Care/st [Standards]; Qualitative Research

Description

OBJECTIVE: To understand the existential experience of children with cancer under Palliative Care from the Humanistic Nursing Theory's point of view. METHOD: This is a field and qualitative research, in which eleven children participated, supported by the Support Centre for Children with Cancer in Paraiba State. To collect data it was used the Story Drawing Procedure. The data were qualitatively analyzed based on Humanistic Nursing Theory. RESULTS: From the analysis of the empirical study's subject, the following thematic categories have emerged: children experiencing fear, sadness, anguish and insecurity in the face of their diagnosis and children experiencing fear of their family falling apart because of the possibility of dying. CONCLUSION: It is fundamental the participation of nurses in the Palliative Care to the children with cancer in order to strengthen the trust between the children and the professional to have the relationship of dialogue as central axis.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2019 List

Collection

Citation

Franca J; Costa S; Lopes M E L; Nobrega M; Batista P S S; Oliveira R C, “Existential experience of children with cancer under palliative care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 6, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16945.

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