Resilience in family caregivers of patients diagnosed with advanced cancer – unravelling the process of bouncing back from difficult experiences, a hermeneutic review

Published on Jul 7, 2020in European Journal of General Practice1.904
· DOI :10.1080/13814788.2020.1784876
Sophie Opsomer1
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(CUA: The Catholic University of America),
Jan De Lepeleire5
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(CUA: The Catholic University of America)
+ 1 AuthorsPeter Pype13
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(UGent: Ghent University)
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Despite the risk for developing mental disorders, most of advanced cancer patients’ family caregivers undergo a resilient process throughout the caregiving period. Research on resilience in caregiv...
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Cancer and nutrition-related problems are extremely distressing events and disturb functioning and daily life. It is recognized that the effects of stressors challenging well-being are mediated by the meaning attached to these stressors. As nutrition-related problems are often being experienced within couples, it is also important to gain understanding of a partner's interpretation of complaints and whether it coincides with that of the patient. To explore the meaning attached to nutrition-relat...
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