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dc.contributor.authorCoyne, E
dc.contributor.authorFrommolt, V
dc.contributor.authorSalehi, A
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-27T05:42:37Z
dc.date.available2019-11-27T05:42:37Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1322-7696
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.colegn.2019.10.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389266
dc.description.abstractObjective: Approximately 30% of the population of Australia live over 180 km from tertiary healthcare facilities. In rural areas there are fewer health resources and greater travelling distances for treatment. Family support for health care or illness prevention can either be strengthened or disrupted in times of need, yet family is a key aspect of the person's supportive network. This research sought to understand the experiences and challenges for persons with cancer and their families from rural Queensland. Design: A qualitative study used 14 telephone interviews involving eight persons with cancer and six family members to understand their experience when travel for treatment was required. Setting: Rural Queensland, Australia. Participants: Persons with cancer and family who stayed in Cancer Council Queensland Accommodation. Results: Three themes developed; confronting diagnosis, challenges, and negotiating support. Conclusions: Challenges included travel concerns and lack of services at home; however, family support and appreciating positive aspects were highlighted as part of the experience. This research identified a need for tailored support, which recognises their rurality. Open communication with health professionals helps identify specific needs and service barriers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCollegian
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleThe experience and challenges of rural persons with cancer and their families
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCoyne, E; Frommolt, V; Salehi, A, The experience and challenges of rural persons with cancer and their families, Collegian, 2019
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-11-22T05:19:45Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Australian College of Nursing Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (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.authorCoyne, Elisabeth
gro.griffith.authorSalehi, Nasim
gro.griffith.authorFrommolt, Valda J.


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