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An everyday struggle- Swedish families' lived experiences during a child's cancer treatment

Björk, Maria LU ; Wiebe, Thomas LU and Hallström, Inger LU (2008) In Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families 24(5). p.423-432
Abstract
The aim was to elucidate families' lived experience during a child's cancer treatment. Interviews were conducted with members of 11 affected families. A hermeneutical phenomenological approach was chosen. "Focus on the ill child-An everyday struggle" emerged as an essential theme. The families' lived experience of daily life was described as "feeling drained," "disrupting family life," "feeling locked up and isolated," "retaining normality," "becoming experts," and "changing perspectives." The result indicates that life during a child's cancer treatment is a taxing period and that the entire family is in need of support to ease their burdens.
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10.1016/j.pedn.2008.01.082
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  abstract     = {The aim was to elucidate families' lived experience during a child's cancer treatment. Interviews were conducted with members of 11 affected families. A hermeneutical phenomenological approach was chosen. "Focus on the ill child-An everyday struggle" emerged as an essential theme. The families' lived experience of daily life was described as "feeling drained," "disrupting family life," "feeling locked up and isolated," "retaining normality," "becoming experts," and "changing perspectives." The result indicates that life during a child's cancer treatment is a taxing period and that the entire family is in need of support to ease their burdens.},
  author       = {Björk, Maria and Wiebe, Thomas and Hallström, Inger},
  issn         = {1532-8449},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {423--432},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families},
  title        = {An everyday struggle- Swedish families' lived experiences during a child's cancer treatment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2008.01.082},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2008},
}