Lebanese parents’ experiences with a child with cancer

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dc.contributor.author Doumit, Myrna Abi Abdallah
dc.contributor.author Khoury Naifeh, May
dc.contributor.author Huijer, Huda Abu-Saad
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-24T13:16:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-24T13:16:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1462-3889 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4671
dc.description.abstract Background The impact of childhood cancer on the family has been studied in different cultures and continues to be an object of study and concern, In Lebanon, a country of 4 million people 282 new pediatric cases of cancer age <20 years diagnosed in 2004 were reported in 2008. Objectives The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of Lebanese families living with a child with cancer. Method The study followed purposeful sampling in which 12 parents (mother or father) of a child with cancer were interviewed. Data were analyzed following the hermeneutical process as described by Diekelmann and Ironsides (1998). Results A constitutive pattern “It is a continuous battle” and five themes emerged from the data analysis. Living with the shock of the diagnosis; Alterations in the quality of the family’s life; Living with added burdens; Disease impact on the family and sibling dynamics; Living with uncertainty represent the major themes that emerged from the participants’ experiences while living with a child with cancer. Conclusion The study contributes to the knowledge that would help health care professionals understand the experiences and challenges that are faced by Lebanese families living with a child with cancer. This awareness would serve as a basis for health care professionals in general and nurses in particular to understand parents’ experiences, and offer support, elicit communication of feelings, and examine possibilities for forming a partnership during the challenging course of the child’s illness. Supported parents are more likely to provide more effective care to their child with cancer. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Lebanese parents’ experiences with a child with cancer 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.volume 17 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 16-21 en_US
dc.keywords Family en_US
dc.keywords Cancer en_US
dc.keywords Lived experiences en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Child en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2012.02.005 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Khoury, M. N., Huijer, H. A. S., & Doumit, M. A. A. (2013). Lebanese parents’ experiences with a child with cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17(1), 16-21. 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 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462388912000269 en_US

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