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dc.contributor.authorKelly, Mary
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-23T14:54:36Z
dc.date.available2019-01-23T14:54:36Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-16
dc.identifier.citationKelly, Mary, & Dowling, Maura. (2011). Patients’ lived experience of myeloma. Nursing Standard, 25(28), 38-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.03.25.28.38.c8397en_IE
dc.identifier.issn2047-9018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/14855
dc.description.abstractAim To explore patients’ lived experience of being diagnosed with myeloma. Method A hermeneutic phenomenological approach was adopted to analyse data from interviews with 11 patients diagnosed with myeloma. Findings Participants described how they lived with what they described as an ‘unknown cancer’, and talked about their feelings of loss. They reported having an altered body image as a result of alopecia and fatigue. Fear of disease recurrence was expressed and the significance of providing support was emphasised. Participants felt lucky to be alive and lucky that myeloma is treatable. Conclusion The study findings illustrate the importance of addressing patients’ emotional and psychological needs, and the significance of providing support for those with myeloma.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherRCN Publishingen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofNursing Standarden
dc.subjectCanceren_IE
dc.subjectMyelomaen_IE
dc.subjectPatient careen_IE
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen_IE
dc.titlePatients’ lived experience of myelomaen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-12-04T13:40:04Z
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/ns2011.03.25.28.38.c8397
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns2011.03.25.28.38.c8397en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid1171979
dc.local.contactMaura Dowling, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Room 415 Aras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway. 3833 Email: maura.dowling@nuigalway.ie
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