What Facilitates "Patient Empowerment" in Cancer Patients During Follow-Up: A Qualitative Systematic Review of the Literature.

@article{Jrgensen2018WhatF,
  title={What Facilitates "Patient Empowerment" in Cancer Patients During Follow-Up: A Qualitative Systematic Review of the Literature.},
  author={Clara R J{\o}rgensen and Thora Grothe Thomsen and Lone Ross and Susanne Malchau Dietz and Signe Therkildsen and Mogens Groenvold and Charlotte Lund Rasmussen and Anna Thit Johnsen},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2018},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          292-304
        }
}
Empowerment is a concept of growing importance in cancer care, but little is known about cancer patients' experiences of empowerment during follow-up. To explore this area, a qualitative systematic literature review was conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO. A total of 2,292 papers were identified and 38 articles selected and included in the review. The thematic synthesis of the papers resulted in seven analytical themes being identified: empowerment as an ongoing process, knowledge is… CONTINUE READING
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