Problematic Integration Theory: Implications of Supportive Communication for Breast Cancer Patients
Abbreviated Journal Title
Health Care Women Int.
DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES; INFORMATION NEEDS; SOCIAL SUPPORT; UNCERTAINTY; HEALTH; WOMEN; LIFE; END; COMPLEMENTARY; MANAGEMENT; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; Women's Studies
In this analysis, the authors apply Problematic Integration (PI) Theory to the way breast cancer patients engage in and receive support. The theory focuses on the relationship between expectations and desires, and enlightens cognitive and communicative responses to situations that involve tensions between their perceived likelihoods of occurrence and their perceived values. The relationship between PI Theory and its significance in treating and providing support for patients suffering from terminal illnesses is one of great interest to health care providers and those charged with creating supportive messages and support groups for those patients.
Health Care for Women International
"Problematic Integration Theory: Implications of Supportive Communication for Breast Cancer Patients" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 684.