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Achieving culturally competent cancer care: a qualitative study drawing on the perspectives of cancer survivors and oncology nurses.

Üzar-Özçetin, Y.S., Tee, S. and Kargın, M., 2020. Achieving culturally competent cancer care: a qualitative study drawing on the perspectives of cancer survivors and oncology nurses. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 44 (February), 101701.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2019.101701

Abstract

Purpose The aim of this study was to understand how cancer survivors and nurses define and experience cultural care and to make recommendations toward improvements in nursing practice. Methods The study used a descriptive qualitative design. Data were collected from 29 cancer survivors and 23 oncology nurses by using in-depth semi-structured interviews. Data were transcribed and themes identified. Results Three themes emerged from the data; 1) cross-cultural care expectations, 2) reality of cross-cultural care activities, and 3) improving culturally sensitive care. Conclusions The data reveals that relationship between the nurse and cancer survivor is critical to an awareness of cultural needs but that nurses need help in raising their own awareness and appreciation of the benefits and impact of culturally competent care. It is only through creating self-awareness amongst nurses, in the context of each survivor and their needs and beliefs, will the standards of practice improve delivering the health outcomes that those in their care deserve.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1462-3889
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cancer; Culture; Nurse; Nursing; Survivors
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:33074
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:25 Nov 2019 09:40
Last Modified:18 Dec 2019 13:40

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