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Title: Understanding Oncology Nurses Grief: A Qualitative Metasynthesis
Authors: Barbour, Lisa
Supervisor(s): Perry, Beth (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University)
Examining Committee: Janzen, Katherine (Mount Royal University)
Jerry, Paul (Athabasca University)
Degree: Master of Nursing (MN)
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: nurses grief
oncology nurses grief
Issue Date: 22-Apr-2016
Abstract: Professionals, such as nurses, that provide care may experience a negative impact on both their personal and professional lives due to grief. Grief is the emotional response of a person who has invested emotionally in someone or something and then loses that person or thing. Variations in intensity and duration of grief may occur as oncology nurses care for patients for extended periods of time, sometimes from diagnosis to death. The experience of this extended relationship makes oncology nurses particularly susceptible. This study seeks to examine oncology nurses’ grief through a qualitative meta-analysis. The many terms associated with the concept of nurses’ grief were analyzed with the goal of obtaining a more comprehensive understanding of these terms as well as presentation of what was found to be the most suitable concept and a supporting definition.
Graduation Date: Apr-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/195
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