Cancer disclosure: Experiences of Iranian cancer patients

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dc.contributor.author Valizadeh, L
dc.contributor.author Zamanzadeh, V
dc.contributor.author Rahmani, A
dc.contributor.author Howard, F
dc.contributor.author Nikanfar, A-R
dc.contributor.author Ferguson, C
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.citation Nursing and Health Sciences, 2012, 14 (2), pp. 250 - 256
dc.identifier.issn 1441-0745
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18676
dc.description.abstract This study explored Iranian patients' experiences of cancer disclosure, paying particular attention to the ways of disclosure. Twenty cancer patients were invited to participate in this qualitative inquiry by research staff in the clinical setting. In-depth, semistructured interview data were analyzed through content analysis. The rigor of the study was established by principles of credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability. Four themes emerged: the atmosphere of non-disclosure, eventual disclosure, distress in knowing, and the desire for information. Non-disclosure was the norm for participants, and all individuals involved made efforts to maintain an atmosphere of non-disclosure. While a select few were informed of their diagnosis by a physician or another patient, the majority eventually became aware of their diagnosis indirectly by different ways. All participants experienced distress after disclosure. The participants wanted basic information about their prognosis and treatments from their treating physicians, but did not receive this information, and encountered difficulty accessing information elsewhere. These challenges highlight the need for changes in current medical practice in Iran, as well as patient and healthcare provider education. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2012.00686.x
dc.title Cancer disclosure: Experiences of Iranian cancer patients
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Nursing and Health Sciences
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 14
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 250 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 256 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.personcode 110248
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Cancer
dc.description.keywords Diagnosis
dc.description.keywords Disclosure
dc.description.keywords Prognosis
dc.description.keywords Qualitative
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Students
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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