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Subject/Keyword
natural
chemotherapy
habitat
home
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Crisp, Nicole
Supervisor and department
Priscilla M. Koop, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Examining committee member and department
Kathleen Hunter, PhD, RN, NP, GNC(C), Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Wendy Duggleby, PhD, RN, AOCN, Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Karen King, MD, FRCP(C), Faculty of Medicine
Department
Faculty of Nursing
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-10-01T15:13:13Z
Graduation date
2010-11
Degree
Master of Nursing
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Escalating cancer rates and an increase in the complexity and duration of chemotherapy regimens have brought the issue of cancer treatment at home to the forefront. For the participants of this study, home chemotherapy was offered as a potential treatment choice. Ten patients who accepted were interviewed using the methodology of Interpretive Description. They shared their experiences of receiving chemotherapy at home, and identified home as being a 'natural habitat' in which they were better able to adapt to their circumstances. Patients were able to redistribute their resources including time, energy, and finances in ways that were meaningful to them. They felt the care provided was enhanced and they were more receptive to teaching. Lastly, participants viewed themselves as being less ill and were better able to cope with their treatments. Given the results of this study and other research available, chemotherapy at home should be considered an option for patients with cancer.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3S903
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License granted by Nicole Crisp (nhassen@ualberta.ca) on 2010-10-01T03:48:10Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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