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"The Keepers of Stories": Personal Growth and Wisdom Among Oncology Nurses.

Author: T Vishnevsky Affiliation: Providence Behavioral Health Associates, Providence, Rhode Island, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte tvishnevsky@providencebehavioral.org.; MM Quinlan Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Charlotte.; RP Kilmer Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Charlotte.; A Cann Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Charlotte.; SC Danhauer Affiliation: Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association, 2015 Dec; 33(4): 326-44
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This study examined whether oncology nurses experience personal growth and wisdom as a result of caring for patients. Using a grounded theory approach, 30 nurses were interviewed regarding their experiences caring for cancer patients. Every nurse in this sample cited at least one example of growth and wisdom. Subthemes of personal growth were largely consistent with the documented domains of posttraumatic growth and  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: T Vishnevsky Affiliation: Providence Behavioral Health Associates, Providence, Rhode Island, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte tvishnevsky@providencebehavioral.org.; MM Quinlan Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Charlotte.; RP Kilmer Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Charlotte.; A Cann Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Charlotte.; SC Danhauer Affiliation: Wake Forest School of Medicine.
ISSN:0898-0101
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5918283213
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This study examined whether oncology nurses experience personal growth and wisdom as a result of caring for patients. Using a grounded theory approach, 30 nurses were interviewed regarding their experiences caring for cancer patients. Every nurse in this sample cited at least one example of growth and wisdom. Subthemes of personal growth were largely consistent with the documented domains of posttraumatic growth and included appreciation of life, new perspective on life, relating to others, spiritual/religious growth, and personal strength. Subthemes of wisdom were more varied, reflecting the diversity of this construct in the context of nursing. Benevolence arose as a unifying theme between personal growth and wisdom, with subthemes centering on altruistic attitudes and behavior toward patients and the greater community. Findings suggest that nurses develop personal growth, wisdom, and benevolence as a result of the emotional connections formed with patients and the subsequent struggle to cope with their loss. This process accords well with findings in other populations experiencing trauma and adversity directly.

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