Lived Experiences of Lung Cancer Patients
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Lived Experiences of Lung Cancer Patients

Prasobh UK, Soumya S

Cancer constitutes a major area under the non-communicable diseases and the lung cancer is one of the commonest cancers among them. Objectives: to explore lived experience of patients with Lung Cancer Methods: explore the lived experience of patients with Lung Cancer using semi-structured interview schedule with a lead question Describe your experiences in living with Lung Cancer. Purposive sampling was used till data saturation. A total of 9 patients lived experiences were explored. The average duration of interview was about 40 minutes, where the investigator started with a lead question and encouraged the subjects to give more about via probing questions and via nonverbal cues. The investigator recorded the responses of the subjects with field notes. The entire interview was recorded. The collected data was transcribed and translated into English. Themes were derived and validated. The samples were coded with numbers to ensure anonymity. Results: The Four main themes derived from are Being in a black hole, Diverted flow of life, Hopeless treatment and Coming into terms. Conclusions: There are different ways to adapt to their life after lung cancer. Providing them with opportunities to narrate their experiences and feelings might be helpful.

Keywords: lung cancer, qualitative research, experience, oncology

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1323 - 1330

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Prasobh UK, Soumya S, "Lived Experiences of Lung Cancer Patients", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20202104, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019, 1323 - 1330

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