Existential Issues in Elderly People With Cancer
The purpose is to describe, interpret and provide a detailed understanding of what it means to be elderly people with cancer who receive treatment in specialized health care. Focus is especially put on the content and expression of existential issues and the importance of spirituality for the patient´s life story and medical story.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Existential Issues in Elderly People With Cancer in an Early Palliative Phase- a Phenomenological Hermeneutic Approach|
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Cancer in elderly people
Existential and spiritual issues in elderly people with cancer are scarcely investigated with respect to the content and importance of these aspects to this patient group in terms of living with their disease and benefit from specialist health treatment and care. The present study is an independent doctoral study that also has an initial function for an intended multidisciplinary research project with the working title "Aged people with cancer".
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01309815
|Innlandet Hospital Trust|
|Brumunddal, Norway, 2381|
|Principal Investigator:||Lars J Danbolt, Professor||Innlandet Hospital Trust, Centre for Psychology of Religion|