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Concept analysis of cancer survivorship and contributions to oncological nursing

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Abrantes de Oliveira, Rafaela Azevedo [1] ; da Conceicao, Vander Monteiro [2] ; Araujo, Jeferson Santos [1] ; Fontao Zago, Marcia Maria [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Nursing Sch Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Southern Border, Sch Nursing, Chapeco, SC - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Web of Science Citations: 1

AimThis study aims to analyse the concept of cancer survivorship using Rodgers' evolutionary concept analysis model. BackgroundThe lack of a consensus definition as well as the confusion and debate concerning the definitions of survivor and cancer survivorship hinder an understanding of the intrinsic needs associated with the latter. DesignConcept analysis. MethodA systematic literature search was performed using the following databases: PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, LILACS, and PsycINFO with studies published between 2000 and 2014. The final sample contained 39 studies that were analysed on the basis of Rodgers' model and inductive thematic analysis, discussed through the lens of the medical anthropology concept of culture. FindingsCancer survivorship is a broad concept that can be understood using 8 themes: changes in life plans, positive and negative aspect dualities, life reflections, identity change, individual experiences, symptom control, the need for support, and quality of care. These themes are summarized using 2 attributes: liminality process and culturally congruent care. ConclusionsThis article contributes to understanding of cancer survivorship and the processes that are intrinsic to this concept. It calls for future investigations to enhance cancer survivorship across its 2 domains at the personal (patient's life) and clinical (nursing practice) levels. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/12058-6 - Conceptual analysis of the cancer survivorship: contribution to the knowledge of oncologic nursing
Grantee:Rafaela Azevedo Abrantes de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)