Perceptions of their own health by spouses of cancer patients

  • 100 Pages
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  • English
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships., Nosoph
Statementby LDianne Cooney Miner.
Series[Master"s theses / University Center at Binghamton, State University of New York -- no. 1253], Master"s theses (State University of New York at Binghamton) -- no. 1253.
The Physical Object
Pagination100 leaves ;
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Open LibraryOL22164124M

My husband is in hospice care for cancer and this book validated my feelings of anger and isolation. I completely agree with the chapter about researching your spouse's illness. You are your spouse's best advocate. Thank you, Jennifer, for putting this information out there in a readable format.

The information in this book is timely and helpful/5(13). Qiuping Li, Yinghua Xu, Huiya Zhou, Alice Yuen Loke, Factors influencing the health-related quality of life of Chinese advanced cancer patients and their spousal caregivers: a cross-sectional study, BMC Palliative Care, /s, 15, 1, ().Cited by: Illness perceptions have proven to be predictive of coping and adjustment in many chronically ill patients.

However, insights into illness perceptions of cancer patients are scarce. The purpose of the present study was to explore how a heterogeneous sample of cancer patients perceive their by: Methods: Fifty-three patients who underwent localised treatment for PC, and their spouses, completed an illness beliefs measure (the revised Illness Perception Questionnaire).

Patients completed a QOL measure (the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – General) six months later. Results: Spouse timeline beliefs mediated the association Cited by: Learning from Patients and Their Spouses.

February ; Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 6(); DOI: /Jv06n01_ Family systems theory emphasizes the interrelatedness of family members and their effects on one another 1; from this perspective, the effects of cancer on one member of the family can also affect the health and well-being of other family spouses experience high levels of stress after their partner has been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening disease like cancer, and.

Germino's [33] study of early-stage patients documented that patients, not spouses nor their adult children, ranked concern over work and finances as very high in importance. Likewise Gotay [28] found that % of the patients, and only % of their spouses, reported concern over the effect of the illness on the patient's job.

The research study 25 included patients with advanced cancer, their spouses, and at least one of their adult children (>18 years of age). Since the completion of the original research, families with AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, and cardiac disease have provided anecdotal validation of the findings from their experiences.

Your spouse or partner may feel just as scared by your cancer as you do. You both may feel anxious, helpless, or afraid. You may even find it hard to be taken care of by someone you love. Some relationships get stronger during cancer treatment. More He also worked with hundreds of patients in in-depth psychotherapy and led ongoing support groups for patients with colon cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma, and for husbands whose wives had cancer.

All told, he met with over patients during his full time career. Perceptions of their own health by spouses of cancer patients book your spouse is ill, you are often forced to take on responsibilities you never had before.

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You may suddenly find yourself juggling domestic duties and a full-time job. In time, you may begin to doubt whether you' are doing either well.

Insecurities start to set in. Your spouse has lost interest in sex and intimacy. Introduction. Cancer is a stressful event that affects all family members (Rees, Bath, & Lloyd-Williams, ).Moreover, it has been argued that partners of cancer patients experience the burden of the disease similar to the patient (Lewis, ).In addition to the life threatening aspects, uncertainty is one of the major stressors for the patient and their family.

sis of having cancer may seem to preclude all other issues, nursing as-sessment and intervention should take normal developmental challenges into account. For example, the communication and care of a child with cancer may require more concrete interventions to promote age-appro-priate trust, self-control, guidance, and discipline.

Objectives Cancer's insidious onset and potentially devastating outcomes have made it one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century.

However, advances in early diagnosis and treatment mean that death rates are declining, and there are more than 30 million cancer survivors worldwide. This might be expected to result in more sanguine attitudes to the disease. Infidelity is the elephant in the room of cancer treatment.

The process of chemo therapy too easily becomes a group think blaming the spouse for giving the patient cancer. No one counsels the spouse that the patient will eventually be legally incompetent and should not be trusted with major life decisions or finances.

There has got to be a. The latest cancer mortality statistics in the UK, Europe, and USA highlight encouraging advances in decreasing cancer-related mortality.

These reports also bring welcome news that a high proportion of people with a cancer diagnosis—about 50% in England and Wales—now survive at least 10 years after their diagnosis. However, given that one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their. How a couple behaves together changes, the balance of power shifts, and perceptions of each other alter.

Hopes and plans for the future suddenly stop, as cancer. The main findings of the study were that the men did not have knowledge of cervical cancer, and their perceptions of the disease were negative. their own health. Husbands play a major role in. The book gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery.

Cancer As a Turning Point: A Handbook for People with Cancer, Their Families, and Health. Rosenthal was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in her late 20s, and when she emerged from treatment she became a patient advocate and traveled the country talking to people in their.

The focus of the PICO is the cancer survivor and their family transitioning back to primary care. For this project, the family can be a patient, spouse or significant other, and family unit as the research focus.

The emphasis on cancer survivorship and the psychological distress after treatment regimen. A cancer diagnosis can change family dynamics, roles, and priorities. Social activities and everyday tasks that seemed important before may seem less so now.


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Cancer and its treatment have a major influence on both patients and their significant others. The recent trend toward longer survival and toward ambulatory and home care has increased the number of informal family caregivers and may have amplified their burden.

In most cases, the spouse becomes the primary informal caregiver. 4 Spouse caregivers of cancer patients have been. Giving care and support during this time can be a challenge.

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Many caregivers put their own needs and feelings aside to focus on the person with cancer. This can be hard to maintain for a long time, and it’s not good for your health. The stress can have both physical and psychological effects. A great number of studies have examined cancer patients’ perceptions of nursing care.[5,6,7,17,18,19] All studies contributed to answering cancer patients’ experiences of nurses’ behavior.

The studies have shown that the patient’ perceptions are very important for care quality.[5,6,7,17,19]. Unfortunately, apart from the absence of a cancer treatment center added to the existing poor standard of health facilities Nigeria, an inclination to atavistic beliefs, denial and poverty; the greatest challenge faced in the management of cancer patients to improve their quality of.

Improving the quality of health care for patients at the end of their lives has become a major national, clinical, and research objective [1, 2].Increasingly, end-of-life (EOL) care is receiving the attention of policy makers and the public, influencing debates on physician-assisted suicide shaping their expectations for care at the end of life [].

Patients’ perceptions of their health care experience. Table 2 summarizes the problem scores for all items across the three patient groups. Radiotherapy patients tended to report few problems with the aspects of care than did chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy patients.

Jamie Grill/The Image Bank/Getty Images. Breast cancer is a life-threatening disease that requires rigorous treatment. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you, your family, and friends will be experiencing waves of emotion (likely tidal waves at times).

Just as your diagnosis may differ from those of other people with breast cancer, your emotional experience may also differ. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.

Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details *. Most physicians [] and patients [] now accept as ethical the proposition that patients are entitled to know their Korea, only 18% of physicians were likely to disclose the bad news to patients inbut % agreed to do so in [12,13].This reflects a change in attitude brought about by advances in therapy that reduced the cancer death rate, a decrease in .Background.

Cancer patients are prone to spiritual distress upon facing with their diagnosis, change in disease stage and the difficulties of ending their lives [].This is because they suffer from lack of meaning, value and purpose in their lives due to the severe physical and functional damages accompanying the disease [].According to a survey by the New York Cancer Center, cancer patients.Cancer patients’ perceptions of what constitutes a good nurse represent an important source of knowledge that will enable the development of more comprehensive and practice-based views on good nursing care for such patients.

These perceptions help us to understand how nurses effectively make a difference in cancer patient care.