Needing a hand to hold: lived experiences during the trajectory of care for patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiotherapy.

@article{Larsson2007NeedingAH,
  title={Needing a hand to hold: lived experiences during the trajectory of care for patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiotherapy.},
  author={Maria Larsson and Birgitta Hedelin and Elsy E. Athlin},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={324-34}
}
The purpose of this study was to acquire a deeper understanding of head and neck cancer patients' lived experiences of daily life during the trajectory of care, with a focus on eating problems. Nine patients were interviewed in an open dialogue approximately 6 to 8 weeks after completion of radiotherapy. The data analysis was carried out using interpretative phenomenology, inspired by Colaizzi (Existential Phenomenological Alternatives for Psychology; 1978:48-71). The essential structure… CONTINUE READING