Margaret A. White

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BACKGROUND The role of spirituality in patients' use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to cancer management has hardly been explored. OBJECTIVE To explore the role of spirituality in cancer management by men with prostate cancer who have declined conventional treatment and are using CAM. METHODS This qualitative analysis is part(More)
UNLABELLED Little is known about men with prostate cancer who decline conventional treatment and use only complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). OBJECTIVES To 1) explore why men decline conventional prostate cancer treatment and use CAM 2) understand the role of holistic healing in their care, and 3) document their recommendations for health care(More)
UNLABELLED Despite the shift to patient-centered care in recent years, many clinical studies continue to reinforce the traditional researcher/subject relationship. In contrast, action research engages study participants in a collaborative relationship with researchers. OBJECTIVES To review the benefits of adding a participatory component to an existing(More)
OBJECTIVE A qualitative study was conducted to better understand patients' perspective on their experience at work in relation to their inflammatory arthritis (IA). Objectives were to identify the problems and barriers to employment that persons with IA face at work because of arthritis, understand why these issues are problematic, and identify strategies(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to explore why and how patients with cancer decide to forgo conventional cancer treatments in favor of alternative treatments and which factors influence such decisions. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY Due to the exploratory nature of the study, this was a qualitative study using focus groups and in-depth interviews in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Work disability is a common outcome of inflammatory arthritis (IA), yet few services address employment. We conducted a proof-of-concept study of the "Employment and Arthritis: Making It Work" self-management program aimed at preventing work disability and maintaining at-work productivity in employed people with IA. METHODS The program was(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to fully explore the descriptions of patients' experiences of change after receipt of whole systems of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment. The aim was to develop an understanding of "unstuckness," including characterization of states, processes, and modifying factors. DESIGN This was a(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative analysis of decision-making control by men with prostate cancer who refuse conventional cancer therapies. The transcripts for 8 prostate cancer patients from a larger qualitative study were analyzed separately to explore in depth the factors related to decision-making control. RESULTS Most(More)
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