Cancer survivorship: existential suffering

Venke Ueland*, Elin Dysvik, Jessica Hemberg, Bodil Furnes

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Abstrakti

Purpose: This study aimed to explore and describe existential experiences after cancer treatment.
Method: An exploratory phenomenological hermeneutical design was used following in-depth interviews with 21 people.
Results: The study revealed experiences of multifaceted suffering in the form of limitations in everyday life, inner struggles, and bearing the burden alone.
Conclusions: Existential suffering after cancer treatment was revealed as like being in a process of transition, in an intermediate state, as moving between suffering and enduring, and alternating between alienworld and homeworld. A new and broader professional perspective is needed to establish rehabilitation services based on multifaceted experiences of suffering. This means a shift in focus from biomedical symptoms towards understanding of existential meaning for the person.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Artikkeli2001897
Sivut1-9
Sivumäärä9
JulkaisuInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Vuosikerta16
Numero1
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - marraskuuta 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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