“It stays with me”: The experiences of second- and third-year Student Nurses when caring for patients with cancer
King-Okoye, M and Arber, A (2013) “It stays with me”: The experiences of second- and third-year Student Nurses when caring for patients with cancer European Journal of Cancer Care, Publis. pp. 1-20.
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Little is known about student nurses experiences of nursing patients with cancer in the UK. With the increasing survival of people with cancer and with cancer no longer seen as a terminal illness it is useful to understand student nurses clinical experience when nursing those with cancer. This study takes a phenomenological approach involving three focus group interviews with twenty student nurses from the second and third year of their course in one centre in the UK. All the students had experience of caring for patients with cancer. The key themes emerging from the study were: Communication, Impact on Self, Lack of Support and End-of-Life-Care. Students emphasized the need to have more knowledge and support in relation to cancer care. They describe how they lack communication skills and found it difficult to handle their emotions. A number of students found the whole experience of caring for patients with cancer emotionally distressing and draining and they describe avoiding contact with these patients by using distancing and avoidance strategies. Student nurses need additional support through demystifying cancer, using reflective practice and good mentoring in the clinical area to enable students to feel supported, and develop confidence in their capacity for care for people with cancer.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences|
|Date :||18 October 2013|
|Identification Number :||10.1111/ecc.12139|
|Additional Information :||This is the accepted version of the following article: King-Okoye M, Arber A. 'It stays with me': The experiences of second- and third-year student nurses when caring for patients with cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care 23(4):441-449 Oct 2014, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12139|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||26 Aug 2014 13:52|
|Last Modified :||29 Mar 2015 01:35|
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