Les interventions infirmières visant à mobiliser l'espoir chez les personnes atteintes de cancer du poumon de stade avancé

Authors: Bélanger, Marie-Ève
Advisor: Desbiens, Jean-FrançoisFillion, Lise
Abstract: People who are diagnosed with advanced stages of lung cancer suffer from different impacts of the disease and treatment of the latter. In consequence, their quality of life is affected and they frequently suffer from distress. Hope, in these patients, may have a positive outcome on their physical and psychologic experience in regards to the disease. Mobilizing hope can constitute an intervention to support the adaptation of patients diagnosed with lung cancer of advanced stages. From a professional standpoint, and by their proximity with the patients and their relational skills; a nurse holds a key position to intervene at this level. The interventions that can mobilize hope in patients are scarce in todays literature and contain very few details. This descriptive qualitative research has as a goal to explore the interventions used by these nurses to mobilize hope in these patients. Two research questions are formulated: How do nurses perceive hope in patients who are diagnosed with advanced cancer and what interventions do they use to mobilize this hope? Ten nurses working with patients diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in a cancer research center in Quebec City were questioned in a semi-directed individual interview. The nurses perceive hope as the wait for a positive outcome. The reported interventions are described as four functional attributes of the Farran, Herth, Popovich (1995) model; the experiential process, the relational process, the spiritual and transcendent process, as well as rational thought process. Although a large number of interventions are focused on the relational process, very few rely on the spiritual and transcendent process. By appealing to different processes, this conceptual method can be useful to guide nurses in their choice of intervention aimed to mobilize hope in their patients.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2018
Open Access Date: 10 October 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/31604
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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