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Sharing news of a lung cancer diagnosis with adult family members and friends: a qualitative study to inform a supportive intervention

Overview of attention for article published in Patient Education & Counseling, March 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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Title
Sharing news of a lung cancer diagnosis with adult family members and friends: a qualitative study to inform a supportive intervention
Published in
Patient Education & Counseling, March 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2015.09.013
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Authors

Gail Ewing, Nothando Ngwenya, John Benson, David Gilligan, Susan Bailey, Jane Seymour, Morag Farquhar

Abstract

Extensive research exists on breaking bad news by clinicians. This study examines perspectives of patients and those accompanying them at diagnosis-giving of subsequently sharing news of lung cancer with adult family/friends, and views of healthcare professionals, to inform development of a supportive intervention. Qualitative interviews with 20 patients, 17 accompanying persons; focus groups and interviews with 27 healthcare professionals from four Thoracic Oncology Units. Intervention development workshops with 24 healthcare professionals and six service users with experience of sharing a cancer diagnosis. Framework thematic analysis. Patients and accompanying persons shared news of lung cancer whilst coming to terms with the diagnosis. They recalled general support from healthcare professionals but not support with sharing bad news. Six elements were identified providing a framework for a potential intervention: 1-people to be told, 2-information to be shared, 3-timing of sharing, 4-responsibility for sharing, 5-methods of telling others and 6-reactions of those told. This study identifies the challenge of sharing bad news and a potential framework to guide delivery of a supportive intervention tailored to individual needs of patients. The identified framework could extend the portfolio of guidance on communication in cancer and potentially in other life-limiting conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Researcher 4 10%
Other 3 7%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 13 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 20%
Psychology 4 10%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 14 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. 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 14 May 2020.
All research outputs
#1,049,698
of 17,726,748 outputs
Outputs from Patient Education & Counseling
#136
of 3,401 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,000
of 259,890 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Patient Education & Counseling
#4
of 53 outputs
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