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dc.contributor.advisorEbersole, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.authorAliberti, Mary
dc.creatorAliberti, Maryen_US
dc.date2021-11-24T14:05:38.000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T11:34:10Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T11:34:10Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2021-08-31T11:13:14-07:00en_US
dc.identifierhonors_theses/313en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13013/794en_US
dc.description.abstractThe nurse’s role in caring for a child with cancer has its challenges, but when done correctly can positively affect the well-being of a patient and their family. Both the patient and family go through major psychosocial shifts from the time that the child receives the diagnosis of cancer. This time of considerable transition can leave families feeling lost during an already uncertain period. Keeping patients and family members involved throughout the course of treatment is essential for the success of effective care. The database CINAHL Plus was used to do a systematic review of the literature to identify common issues in pediatric oncology nursing practice and the toll that this can take on patients and their family’s mental well-being. Common themes identified in the literature are family members are in different developmental stages and each requires a unique approach; caregiver knowledge or lack thereof is a major factor in family well-being; and a child’s ability to communicate and be heard impacts how the need for care is perceived and provided. This is an important topic because nurses must consider the psychosocial needs of the family unit as well the physical needs when it comes to providing optimal care. Dealing with a diagnosis as harmful as cancer is a considerable amount of stress to be put on a young child and the family. Knowledge of what is currently known will lead to more effective communication with patients and family members, resulting in greater health outcomes.en_US
dc.titleEasing the Emotional Burden of Families When a Child Has Cancer: The Application of Evidence to Nursing Practiceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.legacy.pubstatuspublisheden_US
dc.description.departmentNursingen_US
dc.type.degreeBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)en_US
dc.legacy.pubtitleHonors Thesesen_US
dc.legacy.identifierhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1313&context=honors_theses&unstamped=1en_US
dc.legacy.identifieritemhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/honors_theses/313en_US
dc.legacy.identifierfilehttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/context/honors_theses/article/1313/type/native/viewcontenten_US
dc.subject.keywordchildhood canceren_US
dc.subject.keywordcopingen_US
dc.subject.keywordemotional impacten_US
dc.subject.keywordfamilyen_US
dc.subject.keywordpatient educationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpediatric oncologyen_US


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