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The nurse-patient interaction during rehabilitation consultations in patients surgically treated for head and neck cancer- a qualitative study

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title = "The nurse-patient interaction during rehabilitation consultations in patients surgically treated for head and neck cancer- a qualitative study",
abstract = "PURPOSE: Patients treated surgically for head and neck cancer may experience detrimental early and late effects of their treatment and are in need of rehabilitation post treatment to alleviate symptoms and effects. This study aimed to explore nurse-patient interactions during rehabilitation consultations assessing needs of patients in order to understand how nurses and patients experienced the consultation, the extent to which patients experienced being involved in the needs assessment and how patients experienced the information delivered.METHODS: Findings in this study drew on three data sources: 15 observations of nurse-patient interactions during rehabilitation consultations; 15 individual patient interviews and a focus group interview with nurses. Observations and individual patient interviews took place at three different time points during the patient trajectory. The method and analysis applied Interpretive Description and Systematic Text Condensation. Analysis was performed across all three data sources and three time points.RESULTS: Four interrelated themes were identified, showing that conducting rehabilitation nursing consultations and actively involving patients is a complex process. The themes revealed the complexity: expectations for nurse-patient interaction differ; challenges of building rapport; barriers to adequately identifying rehabilitation needs; and factors inhibiting communication of advice and recommendations. Uncovering emotional needs were especially challenging. Patient further experienced an information overload, especially just prior to discharge.CONCLUSION: Nurse-patient interaction in the rehabilitation consultation is complex and involves many different interrelated aspects that require the nurse to have the necessary interpersonal and professional skills to support the patient to enhance their involvement in the encounter.",
keywords = "Focus Groups, Head and Neck Neoplasms/surgery, Humans, Nurse-Patient Relations, Qualitative Research, Referral and Consultation, Patient information, Patient involvement, Needs assessment, Nurse patient interaction, Patient communication, Post surgical, Head and neck cancer, Rehabilitation",
author = "Annelise Mortensen and Sally Thorne and Irene Wessel and Rogers, {Simon N} and Mary Jarden",
note = "Copyright {\textcopyright} 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
year = "2021",
month = aug,
doi = "10.1016/j.ejon.2021.101985",
language = "English",
volume = "53",
pages = "101985",
journal = "European Journal of Oncology Nursing",
issn = "1462-3889",
publisher = "Churchill Livingstone",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The nurse-patient interaction during rehabilitation consultations in patients surgically treated for head and neck cancer- a qualitative study

AU - Mortensen, Annelise

AU - Thorne, Sally

AU - Wessel, Irene

AU - Rogers, Simon N

AU - Jarden, Mary

N1 - Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

PY - 2021/8

Y1 - 2021/8

N2 - PURPOSE: Patients treated surgically for head and neck cancer may experience detrimental early and late effects of their treatment and are in need of rehabilitation post treatment to alleviate symptoms and effects. This study aimed to explore nurse-patient interactions during rehabilitation consultations assessing needs of patients in order to understand how nurses and patients experienced the consultation, the extent to which patients experienced being involved in the needs assessment and how patients experienced the information delivered.METHODS: Findings in this study drew on three data sources: 15 observations of nurse-patient interactions during rehabilitation consultations; 15 individual patient interviews and a focus group interview with nurses. Observations and individual patient interviews took place at three different time points during the patient trajectory. The method and analysis applied Interpretive Description and Systematic Text Condensation. Analysis was performed across all three data sources and three time points.RESULTS: Four interrelated themes were identified, showing that conducting rehabilitation nursing consultations and actively involving patients is a complex process. The themes revealed the complexity: expectations for nurse-patient interaction differ; challenges of building rapport; barriers to adequately identifying rehabilitation needs; and factors inhibiting communication of advice and recommendations. Uncovering emotional needs were especially challenging. Patient further experienced an information overload, especially just prior to discharge.CONCLUSION: Nurse-patient interaction in the rehabilitation consultation is complex and involves many different interrelated aspects that require the nurse to have the necessary interpersonal and professional skills to support the patient to enhance their involvement in the encounter.

AB - PURPOSE: Patients treated surgically for head and neck cancer may experience detrimental early and late effects of their treatment and are in need of rehabilitation post treatment to alleviate symptoms and effects. This study aimed to explore nurse-patient interactions during rehabilitation consultations assessing needs of patients in order to understand how nurses and patients experienced the consultation, the extent to which patients experienced being involved in the needs assessment and how patients experienced the information delivered.METHODS: Findings in this study drew on three data sources: 15 observations of nurse-patient interactions during rehabilitation consultations; 15 individual patient interviews and a focus group interview with nurses. Observations and individual patient interviews took place at three different time points during the patient trajectory. The method and analysis applied Interpretive Description and Systematic Text Condensation. Analysis was performed across all three data sources and three time points.RESULTS: Four interrelated themes were identified, showing that conducting rehabilitation nursing consultations and actively involving patients is a complex process. The themes revealed the complexity: expectations for nurse-patient interaction differ; challenges of building rapport; barriers to adequately identifying rehabilitation needs; and factors inhibiting communication of advice and recommendations. Uncovering emotional needs were especially challenging. Patient further experienced an information overload, especially just prior to discharge.CONCLUSION: Nurse-patient interaction in the rehabilitation consultation is complex and involves many different interrelated aspects that require the nurse to have the necessary interpersonal and professional skills to support the patient to enhance their involvement in the encounter.

KW - Focus Groups

KW - Head and Neck Neoplasms/surgery

KW - Humans

KW - Nurse-Patient Relations

KW - Qualitative Research

KW - Referral and Consultation

KW - Patient information

KW - Patient involvement

KW - Needs assessment

KW - Nurse patient interaction

KW - Patient communication

KW - Post surgical

KW - Head and neck cancer

KW - Rehabilitation

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U2 - 10.1016/j.ejon.2021.101985

DO - 10.1016/j.ejon.2021.101985

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 34275744

VL - 53

SP - 101985

JO - European Journal of Oncology Nursing

JF - European Journal of Oncology Nursing

SN - 1462-3889

M1 - 101985

ER -

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