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dc.contributor.supervisor Hack, Tom (Nursing) en_US
dc.contributor.author Thiessen, Maclean
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-06T21:05:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-06T21:05:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32197
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to understand how the identity of Manitobans with early malignancy is affected through diagnosis, decision making and treatment. Using grounded-theory methodology, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 adult patients with early breast, colon, lung, prostate and gynecological cancers, before and after adjuvant treatment decision making. 15 adult friends and family members were also interviewed. Significant findings include: 1) After diagnosis, the “cancer identity” emerged as a new aspect of the patient’s identity; 2) Establishing a post-diagnosis routine was a significant source of distress for patients; 3) Ability to re-establish routine post-diagnosis may be enhanced by providing earlier notification of medical appointment times and information regarding how different treatment options will affect the patient’s identity. This study provides new insight into the experience of patients with malignancy in Manitoba. Additionally, it presents recommendations, based on the insights and concerns of its participants, for improving the cancer journey of Manitobans. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Cancer en_US
dc.subject Malignancy en_US
dc.subject Grounded Theory en_US
dc.subject Patient Centered en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.subject Adjuvant en_US
dc.subject Decision Making en_US
dc.subject Breast cancer en_US
dc.subject Cervical cancer en_US
dc.subject Colon cancer en_US
dc.subject Ovarian cancer en_US
dc.title An Exploration of Identity in Cancer Patients with Early Malignancies en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee DeCoteau, Marcia (Community Health Sciences) Pitz, Marshall (Medicine) Funk, Laura (Sociology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2017 en_US


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