A substantive theory of Keeping the Spirit Alive: the Spirit Within children with cancer and their families.

@article{Woodgate2003AST,
  title={A substantive theory of Keeping the Spirit Alive: the Spirit Within children with cancer and their families.},
  author={Roberta Lynn Woodgate and Lesley Faith Degner},
  journal={Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={103-19}
}
Despite increasing survivorship, childhood cancer is nonetheless still a very traumatic phenomenon. Children and families must confront many new stressors and challenges. Understanding what families experience is essential if pediatric oncology nurses hope to provide sensitive and comprehensive care. To help discover meaningful descriptions and interpretations of families' experiences with childhood cancer, process-oriented qualitative research needs to be undertaken. A longitudinal qualitative… CONTINUE READING