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dc.contributor.authorEkedahl, Marieanneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWengstrom, Yvonneen_UK
dc.description.abstractSummary This paper is a presentation of general/secular coping strategies and strategies related to the caritas orientation that nurses in cancer care use when encountering stress. As a concept, caritas indicates the will to do good. The paper tries to provide an answer to the question of which functional and dysfunctional coping strategies nurses use when coping with work-related stress. The study is qualitative and hypothesis-generating. The material analysed consists of 15 interviews with Swedish registered nurses and is based on a life-story approach. Pargament’s coping theory related to the psychology of religion has been applied for interpretation purposes. The nurses use several coping strategies with the dominant strategy being a general boundary demarcation. Other strategies that were used for coping included emotional outlets, caritas—oblivion and periodically changing activity. The strategies can be used in a functional or dysfunctional way; e.g. dysfunctional coping was present when there was a lack of human support and boundary demarcation.en_UK
dc.relationEkedahl M & Wengstrom Y (2006) Nurses in cancer care—coping strategies when encountering existential issues. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10 (2), pp. 128-139.
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dc.subjectExistential issuesen_UK
dc.subjectcoping strategiesen_UK
dc.subjectStress Psychologyen_UK
dc.subjectCancer Nursingen_UK
dc.subjectNurses Job stressen_UK
dc.subjectPatients and carersen_UK
dc.titleNurses in cancer care—coping strategies when encountering existential issuesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursingen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationStockholm School of Theologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKarolinska Instituteten_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorEkedahl, Marieanne|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWengstrom, Yvonne|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameEkedahl - Nurses in cancer carecoping strategies when encountering existential issues.pdfen_UK
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