Nursing interventions to promote coping strategies in adolescent oncology patients
Adolescent oncology pati ents face a unique set of obstacles in coping with the diagnosis and treatment related issues of cancer. Due to their developmental stages and tasks treatment and care must be tailored to their unique needs. Many interventions have been developed and studied in an effort to promote coping strategies in this special population. This integrated literature review examines evidence regarding nonpharmacologic interventions for coping published between 1999 and 2009. Symptom and stress management, patient education, and procedure management interventions were examined. Although no single intervention was shown to completely assuage distress, most interventions had a favorable impact.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Wunderlich, Julie, "Nursing interventions to promote coping strategies in adolescent oncology patients" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1068.