Cancer disclosure: Experiences of Iranian cancer patients

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dc.contributor.author Valizadeh, Leila en_US
dc.contributor.author Zamanzadeh, Vahid en_US
dc.contributor.author Rahmani, Azad en_US
dc.contributor.author Howard, Fuchsia en_US
dc.contributor.author Nikanfar, Ali-Reza en_US
dc.contributor.author Ferguson, Caleb en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:34:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011002791 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Valizadeh Leila et al. 2012, 'Cancer disclosure: Experiences of Iranian cancer patients', Wiley Blackwell, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 250-256. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1441-0745 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18676
dc.description.abstract This study explored Iranian patients' experiences of cancer disclosure, paying particular attention to the ways of disclosure. Twenty cancer patients were invited to participate in this qualitative inquiry by research staff in the clinical setting. In-depth, semistructured interview data were analyzed through content analysis. The rigor of the study was established by principles of credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability. Four themes emerged: the atmosphere of non-disclosure, eventual disclosure, distress in knowing, and the desire for information. Non-disclosure was the norm for participants, and all individuals involved made efforts to maintain an atmosphere of non-disclosure. While a select few were informed of their diagnosis by a physician or another patient, the majority eventually became aware of their diagnosis indirectly by different ways. All participants experienced distress after disclosure. The participants wanted basic information about their prognosis and treatments from their treating physicians, but did not receive this information, and encountered difficulty accessing information elsewhere. These challenges highlight the need for changes in current medical practice in Iran, as well as patient and healthcare provider education. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Wiley Blackwell en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2018.2012.00686.x en_US
dc.title Cancer disclosure: Experiences of Iranian cancer patients en_US
dc.parent Nursing and Health Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 14 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 250 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 256 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071593 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071591 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071592 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071596 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071595 en_US
dc.personcode 11343249 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords cancer, diagnosis, disclosure, prognosis, qualitative en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 110248 en_US


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