Experiences of completing cancer therapy: children's perspectives.

  title={Experiences of completing cancer therapy: children's perspectives.},
  author={Joan E. Haase and M Rostad},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={1483-92; discussion 1493-4}
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore the child's perspective of experiencing completion of cancer treatment. DESIGN Descriptive, phenomenologic. SETTING A pediatric hematology/oncology clinic in the southwestern United States. SAMPLE Seven children ages 5 to 18 who have completed cancer therapy within the past year and who were in remission. METHODS Open-ended, audiotaped interviews were conducted in a quiet setting away from the hospital. Interview data were transcribed and analyzed using… CONTINUE READING

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