Title

Life is precious: Sarcoma/giant-cell tumors survivors' perspectives on their psychological journey

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Psychosocial Oncology

Publisher

Routledge

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences / School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

29346

Funders

Johanna Sewell Sarcoma Research Grant

Comments

Originally published as: Taylor, M. F., & Pooley, J. A. (2018). Life is precious: Sarcoma/giant-cell tumors survivors' perspectives on their psychological journey. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 36(6), 681-699. Original publication available here

Abstract

Objectives: Although surviving bone resection/limb salvage surgery treatment is the beginning of the journey towards recovery, the importance of providing patients with post-operative psychological support is often overlooked by health professionals. Hence, patients typically are left to their own devices in terms of ensuring their mental health and well-being. Methodological Approach and Participants: This qualitative analysis of seven long-term sarcoma survivors’ reflective journal entries provides insights into the different phases of distress, resilience building, resilient growth and advice-giving that they moved through during their survivorship journey. Interpretation: Our findings identify the fragility of patient resilience and highlight areas for future research.

DOI

10.1080/07347332.2018.1498425

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