Fatigue experience in advanced cancer: a phenomenological approach.

  title={Fatigue experience in advanced cancer: a phenomenological approach.},
  author={Joan Potter},
  journal={International journal of palliative nursing},
  volume={10 1},
  • Joan Potter
  • Published 2004 in International journal of palliative nursing
This study describes the experience of fatigue in patients with advanced cancer. A phenomenological approach was adopted to allow a fuller expression of the phenomenon of fatigue in the sample of six patients. Five major themes were identified. These were physical, psychological, social and spiritual consequences of fatigue, and helpful and unhelpful coping strategies. The themes demonstrate the complexity of fatigue, which had an all-encompassing effect on patients' lives. The themes were… CONTINUE READING

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