To examine the need for psychotherapy, in addition to clinical supervision, for oncology nurse specialists.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/89978
Title:
To examine the need for psychotherapy, in addition to clinical supervision, for oncology nurse specialists.
Authors:
Ham, Denise
Abstract:
Reflective practice is the basis of psychotherapeutic work and is facilitated by both professional consultation and clinical supervision. This qualitative study was designed to gain insight into the perceptions of oncology nurse specialists on the ‘need’ for psychotherapy in addition to clinical supervision to support them personally and professionally in their role of providing care to people suffering from cancer. A transcendental phenomenological approach was adopted based on two semi-structured focus group interviews, each consisting of three oncology nurse specialists working in cancer nursing services in a District General Hospital. Data analysis following the seven steps advocated by Colaizzi (1978) suggested that caring for patients who are terminally ill is both emotionally and technically demanding. The changing role of the nurse has forced nurses to reconsider boundaries of their interpersonal relationships. Job related feelings may impinge on personal lives. Support is gained informally from family, friends and colleagues. Clinical supervision as a means of providing formal support was perceived as very supportive. The nurses in this small study viewed psychotherapy as potentially helpful, although fears were expressed as to what it may uncover and of the associated stigma.
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/89978
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorHam, Deniseen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-19T14:28:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-19T14:28:19Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/89978-
dc.description.abstractReflective practice is the basis of psychotherapeutic work and is facilitated by both professional consultation and clinical supervision. This qualitative study was designed to gain insight into the perceptions of oncology nurse specialists on the ‘need’ for psychotherapy in addition to clinical supervision to support them personally and professionally in their role of providing care to people suffering from cancer. A transcendental phenomenological approach was adopted based on two semi-structured focus group interviews, each consisting of three oncology nurse specialists working in cancer nursing services in a District General Hospital. Data analysis following the seven steps advocated by Colaizzi (1978) suggested that caring for patients who are terminally ill is both emotionally and technically demanding. The changing role of the nurse has forced nurses to reconsider boundaries of their interpersonal relationships. Job related feelings may impinge on personal lives. Support is gained informally from family, friends and colleagues. Clinical supervision as a means of providing formal support was perceived as very supportive. The nurses in this small study viewed psychotherapy as potentially helpful, although fears were expressed as to what it may uncover and of the associated stigma.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectOncologyen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectColaizzien
dc.titleTo examine the need for psychotherapy, in addition to clinical supervision, for oncology nurse specialists.en
dc.typeThesisen
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