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The Recovery Process When Participating in Cancer Support and Rehabilitation Programs in Sweden
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences. University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden .ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9623-5813
University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden; Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden .
University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden; Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden .
University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden .
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2015 (English)In: Global Qualitative Nursing Research, ISSN 2333-3936, Vol. 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim was to illuminate the meaning of participating in support and rehabilitation programs described by people diagnosed with cancer. Nineteen persons were interviewed in focus groups and face-to-face. Data were analyzed with a qualitative phenomenological hermeneutical method for researching lived experiences. Interpretation proceeded through three phases: naïve reading, structural analysis, and comprehensive understanding. Three themes were disclosed: receiving support for recovery when being most vulnerable, recapturing capabilities through supportive activities, and searching to find stability and well-being in a changed life situation. Participating in the programs was an existential transition from living in an unpredictable situation that was turned into something meaningful. Recovery did not mean the return to a state of normality; rather, it meant a continuing recovery from cancer treatments and symptoms involving recapturing capabilities and searching for a balance in a forever changed life. This study provides new insights about the experiences of participating in cancer support and rehabilitation programs.

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2015. Vol. 2
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26681DOI: 10.1177/2333393615595965OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-26681DiVA: diva2:885644
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Multimodala stödprogram för personer med cancer
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