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Coping with palliative chemotherapy.

Payne, Sheila (1990) Coping with palliative chemotherapy. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 15 (6). pp. 652-658. ISSN 0309-2402

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Abstract

Comparatively little is known about how patients with advanced cancer cope with palliative chemotherapy This study uses grounded theory to analyse the coping responses of 24 women with advanced breast or ovarian cancer Half the sample received chemotherapy at home, and the remainder were treated in hospital The results suggest that four predominant coping styles are used, think positive/fighter (n = 8), acceptance (n = 8), fearfulness (n = 5) and hopelessness (n = 3) In addition, a range of coping strategies that reduced the threat of chemotherapy are identified. The findings have implications for the provision of quality patient care in palliative therapy, especially in relation to individualizing patient education

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 32393
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2010 15:21
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:09
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32393

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