alexa Abstract | Accessing Information in Order to Manage The Strain of a New Demanding Role–A Qualitative Study of the Next of Kin of Patients after Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Colorectal Cancer: Open Access
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article Open Access

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore next of kin’s experiences of information and their information needs after the patient’s discharge for colorectal cancer surgery.
Methods: Sixteen next of kin were interviewed twice during the first seven weeks after the patient’s discharge from hospital. The interviews were analysed through qualitative content analysis.
Results: The participants in this study needed to access information so as to manage the strain of a new and demanding role as next of kin to a person with colorectal cancer. That role consisted of different parts: managing their own feelings and anxiety, sharing and participating in the patient’s life and supporting the patient and the rest of the family practically and emotionally. The waiting times increased the experience of uncertainty and made the adaptation to the role more difficult. The participants needed to receive their own information and support in order to be able to handle and balance the situation. They needed to share different parts of the patient’s cancer trajectory with them and have access to the same information.
Conclusions: The next of kin needed to be included more actively in the patient’s cancer trajectory in order to manage the strain of being a support during the initial period at home. Participation in the information and the patient’s discharge planning are crucial in order to help patients regain control after colorectal cancer surgery.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Maria Lithner RN Rosemarie Klefsgard RN Jan Johansson MD and Edith Andersson RNT

Keywords

Colorectal neoplasms, Surgery, Relatives, Information, Discharge, Qualitative research, Treatment Options for Colon Cancer, Sarcomas, Colorectal polyps

 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords