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Nurses in cancer care-coping strategies when encountering existential issues
Stockholm School of Theology, Åkeshovsvägen 29, 168 39 Bromma, Sweden.
Division of Nursing Research at Karolinska University Hospital and Department of Oncology, Radiumhemmet, Karolinska Institute, Eugeniahemmet , Stockholm, Sweden.
2006 (English)In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 128-139Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is a presentation of general/secular coping strategies and strategies related to the caritas orientation that nurses in cancer care use when encountering stress. As a concept, caritas indicates the will to do good. The paper tries to provide an answer to the question of which functional and dysfunctional coping strategies nurses use when coping with work-related stress. The study is qualitative and hypothesis-generating. The material analysed consists of 15 interviews with Swedish registered nurses and is based on a life-story approach. Pargament's coping theory related to the psychology of religion has been applied for interpretation purposes. The nurses use several coping strategies with the dominant strategy being a general boundary demarcation. Other strategies that were used for coping included emotional outlets, caritas-oblivion and periodically changing activity. The strategies can be used in a functional or dysfunctional way; e. g. dysfunctional coping was present when there was a lack of human support and boundary demarcation. (C) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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2006. Vol. 10, no 2, p. 128-139
Keywords [en]
stress, existential issues, coping, coping strategies
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Nursing
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Nursing Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-36355DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2005.05.003ISI: 000207170500007PubMedID: 16126004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33645964589OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-36355DiVA, id: diva2:745731
Available from: 2014-09-11 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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