Transitions, decisions, and regret: order in chaos after a cancer diagnosis.

  title={Transitions, decisions, and regret: order in chaos after a cancer diagnosis.},
  author={Denise J. Drevdahl and Kathleen Shannon Dorcy},
  journal={ANS. Advances in nursing science},
  volume={35 3},
Receiving a cancer diagnosis marks a life transition that evokes feelings of chaos. Additional transitions occur when patients with relapsed cancer must decide to pursue conventional care or participate in experimental clinical trials. Individuals with hematologic malignancies (n = 25) and their caregivers (n = 20) were interviewed about their decisions to have an experimental stem cell transplant. Noting that they had "no other choice," participants expressed no regret posttransplant. "Doing… CONTINUE READING
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