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- Hormone ablation for the treatment of prostate cancer: the lived experience
- Ng, Christine; Kristjanson, Linda J.; Medigovich, Kristina
- The article presents a phenomenological approach to examine men's experiences on hormone therapy for prostate cancer. A patient with prostate cancer will experience five phases of illness namely the discovering of the disease, decision-making dilemma, experience the effects of treatment, living with outcomes and reaching towards health. In coping with the illness phases, the study reveals that the quality of health care relationships help in coping with the disease.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Urologic Nursing, Vol. 26, no. 3 (Jun 2006), pp. 204-212; 215-218
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1110 Nursing
- Adaptive behaviour; Androgen antagonists; Antiandrogen; Behaviour; Body image; Decision making; Evidence-based medicine; Helping behaviour; Hormone therapy; Professional-patient relations; Prostate cancer; Prostate tumours; Prostatic neoplasms; Psychological adaptation; Psychological aspect; Psychological models; Self care; Social support
- Jannetti Publications
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- Copyright © 2006 Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates.
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