McIlfatrick, Sonja, Sullivan, Kate and McKenna, Hugh (2003) Exploring the patient's experience of a day hospital chemotherapy service: preliminary fieldwork. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 7 (3). pp. 197-199. [Journal article]
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This paper describes some preliminary findings from a Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological study exploring patients’ experiences of a day hospital chemotherapy service. Phenomenology has been described as both a philosophical perspective and a research method. Following a review of the literature, it was apparent that there is a paucity of qualitative studies regarding the experience of chemotherapy treatment. The aim of the study was to explore patients’ experiences of receiving treatment within a day hospital setting and to compare this with previously having received treatment as an inpatient. Purposeful sampling and face-to-face interviews were conducted. Preliminary data analysis from the pilot study has identified themes for patients relating to the need to maintain hope associated with treatment; feelings of adjustment; incorporating treatment as ‘part of life’; need for closure following treatment; thoughts of comradeship and sharing the experience.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||chemotherapy treatment; day hospital; phenomenology; patients’ experience|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute of Nursing and Health Research|
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
|Deposited By:||Barbara Wilson (Admin)|
|Deposited On:||18 Aug 2011 12:14|
|Last Modified:||18 Aug 2011 12:14|
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