A phenomenological study of surviving breast cancer following a bone marrow transplant

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Title:
A phenomenological study of surviving breast cancer following a bone marrow transplant
Author:
Mayer, Kelly Kish, 1966-
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The qualitative research methodology of phenomenology was used to explore the experience of surviving breast cancer following a bone marrow transplant. Three women who had undergone a bone marrow transplant for breast cancer were interviewed using an open-ended question. The interviews were audiotape recorded. The interviews were analyzed using an adaptation of Colaizzi's eight step procedure. Eight theme categories were identified: Coming to Know You Have Breast Cancer, Going to War, The Core of Survival, Knowing Myself, Control of Survival, Family Survival, Time Orientation, and Possibility of Death. An essential structure was derived from the data indicating that survival of breast cancer following bone marrow transplant is three dimensional. The dimensions include a perspective of the survival experienced in the past intertwined with daily survival and a future perspective.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.; Education, Health.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Haase, Joan

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA phenomenological study of surviving breast cancer following a bone marrow transplanten_US
dc.creatorMayer, Kelly Kish, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMayer, Kelly Kish, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe qualitative research methodology of phenomenology was used to explore the experience of surviving breast cancer following a bone marrow transplant. Three women who had undergone a bone marrow transplant for breast cancer were interviewed using an open-ended question. The interviews were audiotape recorded. The interviews were analyzed using an adaptation of Colaizzi's eight step procedure. Eight theme categories were identified: Coming to Know You Have Breast Cancer, Going to War, The Core of Survival, Knowing Myself, Control of Survival, Family Survival, Time Orientation, and Possibility of Death. An essential structure was derived from the data indicating that survival of breast cancer following bone marrow transplant is three dimensional. The dimensions include a perspective of the survival experienced in the past intertwined with daily survival and a future perspective.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Health.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHaase, Joanen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1358098en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b320059579en_US
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