Robert J Meadus

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BACKGROUND Lynch syndrome is a hereditary cancer with confirmed carriers at high risk for colorectal (CRC) and extracolonic cancers. The purpose of the current study was to develop a greater understanding of the factors influencing decisions about disease management post-genetic testing. METHODS The study used a grounded theory approach to data collection(More)
Limited attention has been paid to experiences of individuals with siblings diagnosed with schizophrenia. The purpose of this article is to address this gap by exploring the impact of having a brother or sister with schizophrenia. The lived experience of 6 individuals with a sibling with schizophrenia was explored using van Manen's (1997) Hermeneutic(More)
A grounded theory methodology was used to explore the phenomenon of coping as experienced by adolescents with a mood disorder. Mood disorders among children and adolescents are more persistent than previously thought and have numerous negative associated features, including further episodes of depression, impaired social, academic and vocational(More)
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the experiences of adolescent children living with a parent who has a mood disorder. Three female adolescents each participated in two unstructured, tape-recorded interviews. Interviews were analysed using the Giorgi (1985) method. Three themes emerged. First, participants experienced a serious(More)
The most common form of cancer and the leading cause of death in North American males between the ages of 15 and 35 is testicular cancer. And while the number of cases has increased dramatically in the past 25 years, the reason for the increase remains unclear. What is clear is that the majority of men are not aware of the risk factors and symptoms and do(More)
BACKGROUND Delirium is a common occurrence for patients in the intensive care unit and can have a profound and lasting impact on them. Few studies describe the experience of intensive care patients who have had delirium. OBJECTIVE To understand the lived experience of intensive care for critically ill patients who experienced delirium. METHODS The study(More)
Background Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is a hereditary cancer syndrome in which confirmed carriers of a gene mutation are at high risk for colorectal (CRC) and extracolonic cancers. The purpose of the current study was to develop a greater understanding of the factors influencing the decision-making of confirmed HNPCC carriers(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to help nurse educators/academics understand the perspectives and expectations of students providing their feedback to educators about teaching performance and subject quality. AIM The aim of this study is to reveal students' voices regarding their feedback in nurse education in order to shed light on how the current student(More)
Patients have expressed difficulty accurately distinguishing registered nurses (RNs) from other hospital personnel because standardized uniforms are no longer worn by RNs. According to American studies, such complaints are widespread; moreover, patients' perceptions of nurse caring and competence and of other traits associated with nurses' professional(More)