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dc.contributor.authorMeenaghan, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-23T15:30:17Z
dc.date.available2019-01-23T15:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-14
dc.identifier.citationMeenaghan, Teresa, & Dowling, Maura. (2010). Treatment for acute leukaemia: elderly patients’ lived experiences. British Journal of Nursing, 19(1), 52-57. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2010.19.1.45912en_IE
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/14857
dc.description.abstractAim: The aim of this study was to explore the lived experiences of elderly patients with acute leukaemia receiving chemotherapy. Method: Seven elderly patients were interviewed and van Manen’s approach to data analysis was used in interpreting the participants’ interview transcripts. Findings: Three main themes were interpreted from the study participants’ narratives: emotions experienced upon diagnosis; the need of support from family, friends, and healthcare professionals; and the importance of information. Conclusion: Although some of the findings are similar to those of previous studies examining patients with other cancers, this is the first known study to examine the lived experience of elderly patients receiving chemotherapy for acute leukaemia. All participants experienced shock and fear at diagnosis. Despite their advancing age, all participants expressed the hope that treatments would provide a good quality of life and, in some cases, even cure. With good support from family, friends and healthcare professionals, participants revealed that they learnt to cope with the diagnosis and its treatmentsen_IE
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dc.publisherMark Allen Healthcareen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Nursingen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectTreatmenten_IE
dc.subjectAcute leukaemiaen_IE
dc.subjectElderly patientsen_IE
dc.titleTreatment for acute leukaemia: elderly patients’ lived experiencesen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-12-04T13:46:34Z
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/bjon.2010.19.1.45912
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2010.19.1.45912en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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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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