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HERDIN Record #: NCR-OLFU-14041511590653 Submitted: 15 April 2014 Modified: 16 April 2014

Family survivorship and quality of life following a cancer diagnosis.

The purpose of this study is to assess the survivorship and quality of life of families of a patient who was diagosed of cancer. It is important to assess them because family members are the ones who takes care of the cancer patient and they are the ones who are considered the primary care providers. It is important to assess the family members because they are also important in helping the patient survive despite the disease they are suffering from. This paper hopes to show that as a member of the medical field, health care providers need to consider not only the patient, but the family members as well. It is important to give acknowledgements to them as a primary person who takes care of the cancer patients. Using purposive sampling, twelve (12) family members (each from different families), 18-60 years old, residing in CAMANAVA and has a family member diagnosed with cancer for a minimal period of one year were chosen as respondents. As a result, the study shows that all family members find a hard time to accept the fact that one of their members has cancer but most of them utilize these following attitudes in order to survive: Acceptance, Cooperation, Faith, Wisdom and Optimism. This paper highlights the actuality that member of medical fields need to consider the family members that the patient has end not confine its care solely to the patient.

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The paper aims to identify the experiences of family members whose loved one was diagnosed with cancer

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