Spirituality among parents of children with cancer in a Middle Eastern country

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dc.contributor.author Doumit, Myrna A.A.
dc.contributor.author Rahi, Amal C.
dc.contributor.author Saab, Raya
dc.contributor.author Majdalani, Marianne
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-04T07:41:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-04T07:41:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1532-2122 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11369
dc.description.abstract Purpose Family caregivers of children with cancer face emotional, psychological, and spiritual challenges coping with their child's illness. For ensuring comprehensive multidisciplinary pediatric care, there is a need to understand and define what spirituality means for them in relation to their child's illness. The purpose of this study is to understand the meaning of spirituality for parents of cancer patients in Lebanon. Methods This qualitative study followed the Heideggerian interpretive phenomenological method. Through purposeful sampling, 11 parents (mother or father) of children with cancer receiving treatment at a tertiary care center in Beirut, Lebanon were interviewed. Data were analyzed following the hermeneutical process as described by Diekelmann and Ironside (1998). Results A constitutive pattern and overarching theme, “spirituality is a two-level relationship. It is a relation with God and with people. It is the act of receiving and giving back” and five major themes emerged from the data. These were "Being there for me; " "Connectedness with other parents is a blessing and a torment; " "The power of knowing; " "Communication with Unknown" and "Spirituality is not religiosity". Conclusion Lebanese parents of children with cancer defined the elements of their own spirituality. Relational aspects dominated and communication was an important factor. Implications for practice: This is the first study in the Middle East to address the meaning of spirituality in this population, and would pave the way for a customized palliative care program and integrative approach to patient care. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Spirituality among parents of children with cancer in a Middle Eastern country en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005174 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal European Journal of Oncology Nursing en_US
dc.journal.issue 39 en_US
dc.article.pages 21-27 en_US
dc.keywords Adaptation en_US
dc.keywords Psychological en_US
dc.keywords Cancer en_US
dc.keywords Caregivers en_US
dc.keywords Children en_US
dc.keywords Hermeneutics en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Palliative care en_US
dc.keywords Qualitative study en_US
dc.keywords Spirituality en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2018.12.009 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Doumit, M. A., Rahi, A. C., Saab, R., & Majdalani, M. (2019). Spirituality among parents of children with cancer in a Middle Eastern country. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 39, 21-27. en_US
dc.author.email myrna.doumit@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462388918301637#kwrds0010 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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