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Met and unmet nursing care needs in men with prostate cancer. An explorative study. Part II.

Jakobsson, Liselotte; Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill LU and Loven, Lars (1997) In European Journal of Cancer Care 6(2). p.117-123
Abstract
Men with prostate cancer (n = 11) were interviewed during an in-patient period at a urological clinic, about their experiences of met and unmet needs from health professionals. Their perception of quality of life and sense of coherence were also assessed. The findings were analysed from a phenemenological-hermeneutic perspective and interpreted within the concept of transition. It was interpreted that objective functional health needs were mostly met by health professionals and subjective existential needs were mostly not met. The analysis revealed patients as passive or active receivers of care. Passive receivers were explicitly and implicitly stating unmet needs, or explicitly stating satisfaction with nursing care at the same time as... (More)
Men with prostate cancer (n = 11) were interviewed during an in-patient period at a urological clinic, about their experiences of met and unmet needs from health professionals. Their perception of quality of life and sense of coherence were also assessed. The findings were analysed from a phenemenological-hermeneutic perspective and interpreted within the concept of transition. It was interpreted that objective functional health needs were mostly met by health professionals and subjective existential needs were mostly not met. The analysis revealed patients as passive or active receivers of care. Passive receivers were explicitly and implicitly stating unmet needs, or explicitly stating satisfaction with nursing care at the same time as implicitly contradicting, referring to their needs as bagatelles, unimportant, whereas active receivers talked about their needs explicitly with the staff and did not state implicit unmet needs. This suggests that nurses need to be aware of and have sensitive ears to undertones in statements and actively seek for patients' needs. The most important nursing care areas seemed to be to provide solutions to physical problems together with staff support including information, and acting to increase confidence in staff and staff availability. This encourages patients, wives and families, in co-operation, towards a healthy exit of transition. (Less)
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prostate cancer nursing care needs, sense of coherence, quality of life, phenomenological-hermeneutic analysis
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European Journal of Cancer Care
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117 - 123
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1365-2354
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10.1046/j.1365-2354.1997.00020.x
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  author       = {Jakobsson, Liselotte and Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill and Loven, Lars},
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  keyword      = {prostate cancer nursing care needs,sense of coherence,quality of life,phenomenological-hermeneutic analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {117--123},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {European Journal of Cancer Care},
  title        = {Met and unmet nursing care needs in men with prostate cancer. An explorative study. Part II.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2354.1997.00020.x},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {1997},
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