Psychosocial and emotional morbidities after a diagnosis of cancer: Qualitative evidence from healthcare professional cancer patients

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Natuhwera, G., Ellis, Peter, Wilson, Acuda Stanley and Namukwaya, Elizabeth 2022. Psychosocial and emotional morbidities after a diagnosis of cancer: Qualitative evidence from healthcare professional cancer patients. Nursing Open. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1541
AuthorsNatuhwera, G., Ellis, Peter, Wilson, Acuda Stanley and Namukwaya, Elizabeth
AbstractThis inquiry aimed to; (1) examine the psychosocial and emotional sequelae associated with cancer patient-hood experience in healthcare professionals (HCPs) in Uganda, (2) generate evidence to inform clinical and nursing practice about the needs of HCP patients with cancer. This was a qualitative phenomenological study. The study was conducted among HCP cancer patients and survivors recruited from oncology and palliative care settings in Uganda. Data were collected via audio-taped, face-to-face or telephone open-ended interviews. Interviews were transcribed verbatim. Thematic analysis was used. Eight HCP cancer patients and survivors participated in the study. Their mean age was 56 years, range 29-85 years. Three major themes emerged: (1) From a healthcare provider to a patient, (2) Socioeconomic challenges, and (3) Coping and support strategies. [Abstract copyright: © 2022 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.]
KeywordsCancer diagnosis; Cancer patients; Cancer survivors; Emotions; Comorbidities ; Healthcare professionals
Year2022
JournalNursing Open
PublisherWiley
ISSN2054-1058
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1541
Official URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nop2.1541
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Online20 Dec 2022
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Accepted23 Nov 2022
Deposited04 Jan 2023
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