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Coping strategies for existencial and spiritual suffering in Israeli patients with advanced cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, June 2014
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Title
Coping strategies for existencial and spiritual suffering in Israeli patients with advanced cancer
Published in
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/2045-4015-3-21
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Authors

Netta Bentur, Daphna Yaira Stark, Shirli Resnizky, Zvi Symon

Abstract

Coping with existential and spiritual concerns is inescapable in end-of-life care although not enough is known about the strategies and mechanisms involved. This pilot study focused on identifying the strategies for coping with existential and spiritual suffering at the end of life of secular Jews with advanced-stage cancer. Using the phenomenological approach to data collection, in-depth interviews were conducted with 22 patients receiving symptom relief care at a daycare oncology clinic. The interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim, and the content was analyzed. Advanced-stage cancer patients employ several approaches to cope with existential and spiritual concerns. The themes emerging from the interviews present five dimensions of coping strategies: openness and choosing to face reality, connectedness and the significance of family, pursuit of meaning, the connection of body, mind and spirit and, lastly, humor and a positive outlook.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Pakistan 1 2%
Nigeria 1 2%
Unknown 52 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 27%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Researcher 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Student > Master 5 9%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 12 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 12 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 18%
Psychology 8 14%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Chemistry 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 13 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 February 2015.
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#9,789,791
of 16,597,904 outputs
Outputs from Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
#158
of 469 outputs
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#89,832
of 191,457 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
#1
of 1 outputs
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