Show simple item record Meluch, Andrea L., 1988- 2021-06-29T14:43:55Z 2021-06-29T14:43:55Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Meluch, A. L. (2018). Above and beyond: an exploratory study of breast cancer patient accounts of healthcare provider information-giving practices and informational support. Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare, 2(2). en
dc.description.abstract -giving practices. Twenty-two women diagnosed with breast cancer participated in semi-structured in-depth interviews designed to understand their experiences receiving supportive information from healthcare providers (e.g., oncologists, surgeons, nurse practitioners). Participants’ accounts suggest that providers who spend extensive time discussing cancer-related information and who explain that information thoroughly so that patients can understand their medical situation, are communicating informational support in contrast to merely presenting factual information related to cancer diagnosis and treatments. Participant accounts further suggest that the supportive nature of provider information-giving practices results from message framing, or the provider’s metacommunication. en
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.format.mimetype PDF
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher PAGEPress en
dc.subject.lcsh Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Counseling of
dc.subject.lcsh Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Patient education
dc.title Above and Beyond: An Exploratory Study of Breast ancer Patient Accounts of Healthcare Provider Information-giving Practices and Informational Support en
dc.type Article en

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