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The Usefulness of Brief Family Health Conversations Offered to Families Following the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Holst-Hansson, Annette LU ; Vejzovic, Vedrana ; Idvall, Ewa and Wennick, Anne LU (2020) In Journal of Family Nursing 26(4). p.327-336
Abstract

Currently, there are few studies which examine targeted family-focused support when a family member is diagnosed with breast cancer. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore families’ experiences of participating in a family nursing intervention identified as Brief Family Health Conversations (BFamHC) following the diagnosis of breast cancer. Semi-structured family interviews were conducted with nine families (including 29 family members) 2 weeks following the family-focused intervention of three sessions of BFamHC. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. Families reported the BFamHC as positive and as a unique kind of family health conversation, one that afforded them the opportunity to communicate and share their experiences... (More)

Currently, there are few studies which examine targeted family-focused support when a family member is diagnosed with breast cancer. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore families’ experiences of participating in a family nursing intervention identified as Brief Family Health Conversations (BFamHC) following the diagnosis of breast cancer. Semi-structured family interviews were conducted with nine families (including 29 family members) 2 weeks following the family-focused intervention of three sessions of BFamHC. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. Families reported the BFamHC as positive and as a unique kind of family health conversation, one that afforded them the opportunity to communicate and share their experiences as a family group. A family conversation, even one as time-limited as BFamHC, offered a sense of relational sharing and togetherness, thus preventing feelings of isolation and vulnerability. Therapeutic family-focused conversations, such as BFamHC, hold promise as a useful family nursing intervention following the diagnosis of breast cancer.

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breast cancer, Family Health Conversations, family nursing intervention, qualitative research
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Journal of Family Nursing
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26
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4
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10 pages
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SAGE Publications
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  • scopus:85094652831
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1074-8407
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10.1177/1074840720966759
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English
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  series       = {{Journal of Family Nursing}},
  title        = {{The Usefulness of Brief Family Health Conversations Offered to Families Following the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer}},
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