Cambridge Journals Online – Palliative & Supportive Care – Abstract – How older people with incurable cancer experience daily living: A qualitative study from Norway

Significance of results: Older people with incurable cancer are still strongly connected to life in their daily living. The knowledge that the potential for resilience remains despite aging and serious decline in health is considered a source of comfort for older people living with this disease. Insights into the processes of existential meaning-making and resilience are seen as useful in order to increase our understanding of how older people adapt to adversity, and how their responses may help to protect them from some of the difficulties inherent to aging. Healthcare professionals can make use of this information in treatment planning and for identification of psychosocial and sociocultural resources to support older people and to strengthen patients’ life resources.

via Cambridge Journals Online – Palliative & Supportive Care – Abstract – How older people with incurable cancer experience daily living: A qualitative study from Norway.

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