’The Worst Experience’: The Experience of Grandparents who Have a Grandchild with Cancer

’The Worst Experience’: The Experience of Grandparents who Have a Grandchild with Cancer

’The Worst Experience’: The Experience of Grandparents who Have a Grandchild with Cancer

’The Worst Experience’: The Experience of Grandparents who Have a Grandchild with Cancers

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Référence bibliographique [2701]

Charlebois, Sylvie et Bouchard, Louise. 2007. «’The Worst Experience’: The Experience of Grandparents who Have a Grandchild with Cancer ». Revue canadienne de nursing oncologique / Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, vol. 17, no 1, p. 26-36.

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Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« This study explored the experience of […] grandparents having a grandchild diagnosed with cancer. » (p. 26

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Huit grands-parents dont un de leur petit-enfant souffre du cancer ont été interviewés.

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


« The experience of grandparents who have a grandchild with cancer has received very little empirical exploration in the past. […] The findings are an invitation for nurses to support, through their presence and compassion, grandparents living with a grandchild with cancer. While the duty to be by the side of their grandchild is revived as a dominant value for these grandparents, it is also a source of worry and suffering. » (p. 30) Indeed, « [t]he essence of the phenomenon is described as follows: having a grandchild with cancer is, for all the grandparents in the study, the worst experience they can ever live, a vital duty to support members of the family, a duty that is closely related to the perception they have of their grandparental role, and a need to feel supported by calling upon several strategies to better carry on. » (p. 27)