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Positive outcomes for survivors of haematological malignancies from a spiritual perspective

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Pamela Mcgrath
The findings indicate that there are many potentially positive outcomes, couched in terms of a spiritual journey, to be gained from the experience of serious illness for survivors who are well supported and obtain successful results from treatment. The work is from a qualitative programme exploring the notion of spirituality. The data are from the thematic analysis of verbatim transcriptions of audio-taped, in-depth, open-ended interviews with 12 survivors of haematological malignancies. The results indicate increased confidence and assertiveness, less dependence on the approval of others, greater ability to assert personal needs, increased awareness of body needs, being less judgemental and more compassionate. The positive outcomes also included the gift of extra life, the desire to live life to the fullest, a stronger sense of family togetherness, an awareness of reliable friends and family members, increased respect from others, changes in work values and an overall improvement in quality of life.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

10

Issue

6

Start Page

280

End Page

291

Number of Pages

12

ISSN

1322-7114

Location

Carlton, Victoria

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of nursing practice.

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