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Nanton, V.

The provision of emotional labour by health care assistants caring for dying cancer patients in the community: A qualitative study into the experiences of health care assistants and bereaved family carers

Background: While previous research has suggested that health care assistants supporting palliative care work in the community regard the provision of emotional labour as a key aspect of their role, little research has explored the experiences of family carers who are the recipients of such support.

Objective: To explore the emotional labour undertaken by health care assistants working in community palliative care from the perspectives of both health care assistants and bereaved family carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Maintaining control over illness: a model of partner activity in prostate cancer

Prostate cancer demonstrates particular characteristics and potential stresses for both patient and partner, yet its consequences for the couple are often inadequately addressed in the clinical setting. One-to-one interviews have shown areas of partner need but do not address the dynamic of the couple which itself holds implications for clinical practice. The participation of nine out of a possible 15 women in interviews with men taking part in a study of information needs suggested the extent of involvement by partners in prostate cancer.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13