The art of age-appropriate care: reflecting on a conceptual model of the cancer experience for teenagers and young adults.

@article{Fern2013TheAO,
  title={The art of age-appropriate care: reflecting on a conceptual model of the cancer experience for teenagers and young adults.},
  author={Lorna A Fern and Rachel R. Taylor and Jeremy Whelan and Susie Pearce and Tom Grew and Katie Brooman and Carol Starkey and Hannah Millington and J J Ashton and Faith Gibson},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={E27-38}
}
BACKGROUND There is recognition that teenagers and young adults with cancer merit age-appropriate specialist care. However, outcomes associated with such specialist care are not defined. Patient experience and patient-reported outcomes such as quality of life are gaining importance. Nevertheless, there is a lack of theoretical basis and patient involvement in experience surveys for young people. OBJECTIVE We previously proposed a conceptual model of the lived experience of cancer. We aimed to… CONTINUE READING
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