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Experience of siblings of children treated for cancer.
Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2007 Apr; 11(2):106-12; discussion 113-6.EJ

Abstract

The aim was to obtain an understanding of the experience in everyday life of being a sibling when a brother or sister is receiving treatment for a cancer disease or has completed treatment. In order to illuminate the experience of the siblings themselves a phenomenological-hermeneutic method was used. Ten siblings were asked, in the form of a broad-based, open question, to tell about their experience of being the sibling of a brother or sister in this situation. There was an awareness of sibling-ship as a special relation since the brother or sister had got cancer. This feeling was very strong and close, and when needed the sibling admitted a protective and advocacy role. The siblings felt difficulties to always be loyal with the brother or sister needs and demands from other interests. They lived a new life and periods of ups and down following the condition of the brother or sister. Everyday life varied from joy to a life filled with worries and anxiety. Siblings experienced feelings of an existential nature, such as quality of life and death.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Oncology, Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, SE-416 85 Göteborg, Sweden. margaretha.nolbris@vgregion.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17141569

Citation

Nolbris, Margaretha, et al. "Experience of Siblings of Children Treated for Cancer." European Journal of Oncology Nursing : the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society, vol. 11, no. 2, 2007, pp. 106-12; discussion 113-6.
Nolbris M, Enskär K, Hellström AL. Experience of siblings of children treated for cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2007;11(2):106-12; discussion 113-6.
Nolbris, M., Enskär, K., & Hellström, A. L. (2007). Experience of siblings of children treated for cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing : the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society, 11(2), 106-12; discussion 113-6.
Nolbris M, Enskär K, Hellström AL. Experience of Siblings of Children Treated for Cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2007;11(2):106-12; discussion 113-6. PubMed PMID: 17141569.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Experience of siblings of children treated for cancer. AU - Nolbris,Margaretha, AU - Enskär,Karin, AU - Hellström,Anna-Lena, Y1 - 2006/12/01/ PY - 2006/03/23/received PY - 2006/08/16/revised PY - 2006/10/05/accepted PY - 2006/12/5/pubmed PY - 2007/5/30/medline PY - 2006/12/5/entrez SP - 106-12; discussion 113-6 JF - European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society JO - Eur J Oncol Nurs VL - 11 IS - 2 N2 - The aim was to obtain an understanding of the experience in everyday life of being a sibling when a brother or sister is receiving treatment for a cancer disease or has completed treatment. In order to illuminate the experience of the siblings themselves a phenomenological-hermeneutic method was used. Ten siblings were asked, in the form of a broad-based, open question, to tell about their experience of being the sibling of a brother or sister in this situation. There was an awareness of sibling-ship as a special relation since the brother or sister had got cancer. This feeling was very strong and close, and when needed the sibling admitted a protective and advocacy role. The siblings felt difficulties to always be loyal with the brother or sister needs and demands from other interests. They lived a new life and periods of ups and down following the condition of the brother or sister. Everyday life varied from joy to a life filled with worries and anxiety. Siblings experienced feelings of an existential nature, such as quality of life and death. SN - 1462-3889 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17141569/Experience_of_siblings_of_children_treated_for_cancer_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1462-3889(06)00183-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -