A literature review of the results from nursing and psychosocial research within Swedish pediatric oncology
2014 (English)In: Journal of Nursing & Care, ISSN 2167-1168, Vol. 3, no 6, 1-8 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
The body of research-based knowledge in paediatric caring science has been increasing leading to dramaticimprovements in treatment. The purpose of this manuscript was to analyze results as stated by the researchers', inrecently published articles on nursing and psychosocial research, within Swedish pediatric oncology setting. Thiswas done through a review of 137 published articles about paediatric oncology related to caring science in Sweden.The result shows that the illness has affected, in both positive and negative ways, the wellbeing of everyone cominginto contact with the child. The cancer also causes distress related to all aspects of life including physical,psychological, existential and social. Mediating factors for the experience of distress and wellbeing are: disease andtreatment severity, age, gender and ethnicity of the participant, time since diagnosis, the use of internal and externalsupport, and the identity of the person reporting the data. Health promoting aspects frequently reported are: familytogetherness, coping strategies, engaging in normal life and activities, and quality of care which includes emotionalsupport, information and family participation in care. The hospital staff has to be aware of the psychosocial issuesexperienced by children with cancer and their families, and they have to acknowledge the value of formalinterventions, reporting benefits for children, families, and themselves.
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2014. Vol. 3, no 6, 1-8 p.
Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25491DOI: 10.4172/2167-1168.1000217OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-25491DiVA: diva2:775541