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dc.contributor.authorCoyne, E
dc.contributor.authorDieperink, KB
dc.contributor.authorOstergaard, B
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, DK
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-25T12:30:30Z
dc.date.available2017-07-25T12:30:30Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1462-3889
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejon.2017.05.005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/342183
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Family plays an essential role in supporting the patient with cancer, however, relatively little attention has been given to understanding the strengths and resources of the family unit across different settings and countries. This study aims to investigate the strengths and resources of patients and family members in Australia and Denmark. Methods: Using a descriptive, cross-sectional design, 232 patient and family participants from inpatient and outpatient oncology services in Australia and Denmark completed paper based surveys that included the Family Hardiness Index (FHI) and Family Crisis Orientated Personal Evaluation Scales (F-COPES), together with demographic and health information. Results: The family's appraisal of the cancer and ways the family worked together predicted the level of external resources used to manage their circumstances. Conclusion: After a cancer diagnosis patients and family respond in different ways related to their family functioning. There is a need for nurses to work closely with the family to understand their strengths and resources, and tailor support and information for family to promote optimal patient outcomes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom53
dc.relation.ispartofpageto59
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.titleStrengths and resources used by Australian and Danish adult patients and their family caregivers during treatment for cancer
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorCreedy, Debra K.
gro.griffith.authorCoyne, Elisabeth
gro.griffith.authorDieperink, Karin


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