|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2649262||1139217||2016||15 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود رایگان|
• While a wide range of cancer impacts were documented across the studies, these were interconnected and bi-directional.
• Although most cancer-related challenges in the reviewed studies were also seen in older age groups, the meaning of these challenges to young cancer patients were closely related to their developmental needs.
• While psychosocial and emotional struggles experienced by having cancer are often highlighted, it was evident that efforts to make sense of their experiences and find meanings also pervaded across the studies reviewed.
PurposeTo conduct a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies exploring experiences of young cancer patients to identify the overarching concepts that inform future service and research directions.MethodA systematic literature search was conducted, and 51 articles published between January 2004 and March 2014 were collected via CINAHL, Medline and PsycINFO databases. Deductive thematic analysis was conducted to identify major themes, guided by Hermeneutic notions on interpretation.ResultsCancer impacted a wide range of life domains. These impacts were interconnected and bi-directional. The meanings of these impacts were closely related to their unique developmental needs and a social position as youth. Emotional struggles during these radical changes were evident, but efforts to make sense of their experiences and find meaning pervaded.ConclusionsGiven the interrelated nature of the cancer challenges young cancer patients experience, there needs to be an emphasis on conducting studies which further refine our understanding of these relationships. This can help to structure effective youth cancer services. Generic informational resources and support services should be tailored so that they have relevance to the young person’s life context. The treating team has an important role in fostering young patients’ ability to make sense of their experiences by providing developmentally-relevant psychosocial support.
Journal: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Volume 24, October 2016, Pages 39–53