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Fatigue in cancer: a phenomenological perspective.

Pearce, Susanne and Richardson, Alison (1996) Fatigue in cancer: a phenomenological perspective. European Journal of Cancer Care, 5, (2), pp. 111-115. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2354.1996.tb00217.x).

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Fatigue is a frequently encountered symptom in cancer populations. This study aimed to describe the experience of fatigue from the perspective of cancer patients who had recently completed a course of chemotherapy. A phenomenological method was used. The themes which emerged from the data indicated both a shared and individual experience of fatigue. These incorporated: the nature of fatigue; the causes, consequences, strategies for coping with fatigue; and the trajectory of the fatigue experience. Issues arising from the nature of phenomenological inquiry and the research were also elicited from this study. An understanding of the fatigue experience for this population and the use of phenomenology have implications for the nursing profession's knowledge base and for clinical practice

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Published date: June 1996
Keywords: fatigue, cancer, chemotherapy, phenomenology


Local EPrints ID: 69073
ISSN: 0961-5423
PURE UUID: 393562c8-fc60-4437-9320-e0d6cf6853bc
ORCID for Alison Richardson: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 06 Jan 2010
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:14

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Author: Susanne Pearce

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