Love, faith and hope – a secondary analysis of prostate cancer survivors and their partners

O'Shaughnessy, P.K., Laws, T.A., and Esterman, A.J. (2015) Love, faith and hope – a secondary analysis of prostate cancer survivors and their partners. Contemporary Nurse, 50 (2-3). pp. 149-168.

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Background: Men's experience of recovery from treatment for prostate cancer has been extensively researched with reports highlighting the physical side effects of treatments such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence. The psychological, emotional and spiritual burden of prostate cancer on men and their partners has received far less attention.

Design:In this study, a secondary thematic analysis of data from a series of separate but related qualitative studies with prostate cancer survivors and their partners was conducted to further explore themes of love, hope and faith within this population.

Results: This study identified unresolved needs related to the emotive concepts of love, hope and faith. The findings from this study can be employed to refine psychosocial assessments of men with prostate cancer, and provide a more comprehensive understanding of prostate cancer survivors supportive care needs.

Item ID: 46221
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1037-6178
Keywords: prostate cancer, love, hope, faith, supportive care, nursing
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 23:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920504 Occupational Health @ 50%
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