Experiences of regional and rural people with cancer being treated with radiotherapy in a metropolitan centre.

@article{MartinMcDonald2003ExperiencesOR,
  title={Experiences of regional and rural people with cancer being treated with radiotherapy in a metropolitan centre.},
  author={Kristine Martin-McDonald and Cath Rogers-Clark and Desley Gail Hegney and Alexandra McCarthy and Susanne Pearce},
  journal={International journal of nursing practice},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={176-82}
}
This paper explores the issues related to rural people with cancer whose choice of radiotherapy treatment necessitated travel and accommodation in a metropolitan centre. Semi-structured interviews with 46 participants, from the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia, were conducted and the data thematically analysed. The specific themes identified were: being away from loved ones, maintaining responsibilities whilst undergoing treatment, emotional stress, burden on… CONTINUE READING

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