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Rehnsfeldt, Arne
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Arman, M. & Rehnsfeldt, A. (2003). The hidden suffering among breast cancer patients: A qualitative metasynthesis. Qualitative Health Research, 510-527
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The hidden suffering among breast cancer patients: A qualitative metasynthesis
2003 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, p. 510-527Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to review literature on how the lived experience of breast cancer and suffering was described in nursing/caring literature between 1990 and 2000, and to interpret and discuss the result from the perspective of suffering. The frequent reports of changing courses, called by various names, such as transition, transformation, transcendence, and finding meaning, werefound as paths whereby the person regained integrity, balance, and wholeness. When findings were interpreted from the perspective of suffering and an ontological health model, actions, values, and existential concerns were understood as both expedients for alleviating suffering and a sign of the patient's inner struggle.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
breast cancer, suffering, lived experience, review
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
urn:nbn:se:bth-8106 (URN)10.1177/1049732302250721 (DOI)000181900500005 () (Local ID) (Archive number) (OAI)
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Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2009-05-08 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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