FURNESS, Penny (2005). Exploring supportive care needs and experiences of facial surgery patients. British Journal of Nursing, 14 (12), 641-645.Full text not available from this repository.
Research suggests that an important determinant of psychosocial outcomes following disfiguring surgery is social support. Healthcare professionals are in a position to offer emotional support to patients undergoing surgery, but evidence regarding the experience of supportive care among facial surgery patients is sparse.This study explored the experiences of facial surgery patients and their friends or family with regard to support from healthcare professionals.Twenty-nine facial surgery patients and nine significant others (eight marital partners and one close family member)participated in indepth interviews and focus groups, and the data were analysed using a grounded theory form of coding. Analysis identified three main categories of support: informational, practical and emotional. Findings also showed discrepancies between patients’ need for emotional support and provision by healthcare staff.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Health and Social Care Research|
|Depositing User:||Penny Furness|
|Date Deposited:||19 Sep 2012 13:48|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2012 13:48|
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