Perceptions of adolescents with cancer undergoing palliative care about their illness process

Title

Perceptions of adolescents with cancer undergoing palliative care about their illness process

Creator

Guimaraes T M; Pacheco S T A; Nunes M D R; Silva L F D

Publisher

Revista Gaucha de Enfermagem

Date

2020

Subject

palliative care; adolescent; neoplasms; oncology nursing

Description

OBJECTIVE: To understand the perception of adolescents with cancer undergoing palliative cares about their illness process. METHOD: An exploratory and qualitative study, per formed at a federal public hospital specialized in oncology disease in Rio de Janeiro, through interviews with nine adolescents aged 12 to 20 years old, from July to August 2017. Data was submitted to thematic analysis and the theoretical framework was Hildegard Peplau's Theory of Interpersonal Relationships. RESULTS: Three categories emerged: Living the difficult moment of the trajectory of the disease; Feeling the social isolation and that life has stopped; and Overcoming the difficult stage of the disease. They addressed the trajectory of the disease since the diagnosis, with the awakening of feelings of isolation and stagnation of life. Moreover, they highlighted the overcoming power of these adolescents. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: The study made it possible to know the difficulties experienced during the course of the disease, providing subsidies for the practice of nurses to happen in a sensitive, individualized manner and focused on the individual's need thus enhancing comfort and quality of life.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Guimaraes T M; Pacheco S T A; Nunes M D R; Silva L F D, “Perceptions of adolescents with cancer undergoing palliative care about their illness process,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed November 30, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17373.

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