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Being a mother with cancer:achieving a sense of balance in the transition process
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2008 (English)In: Cancer Nursing, ISSN 0162-220X, E-ISSN 1538-9804, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 58-66Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For women with cancer and with children living at home, the demands of being a good mother while undergoing treatments and recovering from illness have been described as a difficult life process. The aim of this study was to further examine the transition process with focus on women's experience of their responsibility toward their children. Interviews from 2 previous studies investigating the transition process of women with cancer were gathered and were subjected to a qualitative secondary analysis, an analytic expansion of the transition process. The 3 phases in the transition process were used in an interpretive description: ending an earlier life situation, in-between, and new beginning. A main theme that integrated these phases was constructed: "the desire to manage ones responsibility as a parent," within the context of mothering. The women expressed moral concern about not being able to function as "good" mothers yet attempted to find a balance between experiences of exhaustion and other experiences that made it difficult to maintain their responsibility as parents. All of the women included in this study expressed the need for professional support to help them endure treatment procedures as well as to sustain their moral responsibility as good mothers.

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2008. Vol. 31, no 1, p. 58-66
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mother, cance, transition
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-3679OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:3679DiVA, id: diva2:520005
Available from: 2009-02-01 Created: 2009-02-01 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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