Trends and Issues Related to Studies on Cancer Patient Empowerment

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze Japanese and foreign papers related to the empowerment of cancer patients, and to identify trends and issues related to studies on cancer patient empowerment . We searched the web version of the <I>Ichushi-Web Ver. 4, PubMed </I> and <I>CINAHL </I> with the keywords "empower," "empowerment," "cancer," and "patient," and found one Japanese and six foreign papers meeting the selection criteria of this study. These papers were published between 1997 and 2004, and most study designs were factor analysis studies. To summarize, the research revealed that in interpreting the concept of cancer patient empowerment, emphasis was placed on partnership and self-respect, and that the process of empowering cancer patients was aggregated into three stages : recognition of lack of power ; working out how to control one's cancer, treatment, mind, and body ; and change of values. Also, the presence of significant others, health care professionals, and fellow sufferers played an important role in the process. It is necessary to grasp the essence and reality of empowerment based on the characteristics of cancer patients, and work towards developing a practical nursing intervention model and evaluation scale in line with the conceptual framework of empowerment.

Journal

  • The Kitakanto Medical Journal

    The Kitakanto Medical Journal 61(3), 367-375, 2011

    The Kitakanto Medical Society

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130001055491
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10585677
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1343-2826
  • NDL Article ID
    11212739
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS7(科学技術--医学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-138
  • Data Source
    NDL  IR  J-STAGE 
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