France Dupuis

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Congestive heart failure is a major source of anxiety for both patients and their family. This article presents the results of a qualitative case study aimed at evaluating family nursing interventions from the perspective of the family members and a clinical nurse specialist (CNS). A CNS applied a family nursing intervention program with 4 couples. Data(More)
This qualitative study explored the experience of parents and adolescents living with cystic fibrosis prior to the transfer of the adolescent's care from a pediatric to an adult health care facility. Semistructured interviews were conducted with seven families receiving care from a specialized cystic fibrosis clinic; parents and adolescents were interviewed(More)
To promote the integration of Family Systems Nursing (FSN) in clinical practice, we need to better understand how nurses overcome the challenges of FSN knowledge utilization. A qualitative exploratory study was conducted with 32 practicing female nurses from hospital and community settings who had received FSN intervention training and skill development(More)
The objective of this study was to explore the usability of a bilingual (English and French) Internet-based self-management program for adolescents with cancer and their parents and refine the Internet program. A qualitative study design with semistructured, audio-taped interviews and observation was undertaken with 4 iterative cycles. A purposive sample of(More)
At the terminal stage of a disease, health professionals are encouraged to extend the scope of their interventions to include the family. However, clinicians often feel powerless when confronted with the suffering that family members experience. According to Wright, suffering is intimately related to family beliefs. These beliefs suffuse their experience of(More)
The "One Question Question," first coined by Dr. Lorraine M. Wright in 1989, is an interventive question designed to elicit family members' most pressing needs or concerns within the context of a therapeutic conversation. In this article, two clinical projects analyzed the responses to this unique interventive question. The first project analyzed the(More)
Cancer can be considered a "family affair" because a cancer diagnosis affects patients and their families. A patient's family is comprised of the individuals that the patient identifies as family and may include people not biologically related to the patient. Although nurses play a key role in communicating with patients and their families, many lack(More)
There is a dearth of literature on the beliefs and constructs that influence couples' experience with cardiac heart failure (HF). This article summarizes a qualitative study that aimed to describe social representations associated to HF of II couples with one member diagnosed with the illness. The social representations that emerged from the study as well(More)
BACKGROUND While mortality due to pediatric cancer has decreased, suffering has increased due to complex and lengthy treatments. Cancer in adolescence has repercussions on personal and physical development. Although suffering can impede recovery, there is no validated scale in French or English to measure suffering in adolescents with cancer. OBJECTIVE To(More)