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Current Status of Nurses in Support of Children with Parents with Cancer in Akita Prefecture

  • Akagawa Yuko
    Department of Nursing, Akita University Graduate School of Health Sciences
  • Makabe Sachiko
    Department of Nursing, Akita University Graduate School of Health Sciences
  • Ito Tomoko
    Department of Nursing, Akita University Graduate School of Health Sciences
  • Konno Maiko
    Consultation Support Center and Cancer Resource Center, Akita University Hospital
  • Miura Kyoko
    Palliative Care Center, Akita University Hospital
  • Shirakawa Hideko
    Department of Nursing, Akita University Hospital
  • Andoh Hideaki
    Department of Nursing, Akita University Graduate School of Health Sciences Palliative Care Center, Akita University Hospital

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  • 秋田県におけるがんになった親をもつ子どもへの支援に対する看護師の現状

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<p>Purpose: To clarify current status of nurses in support of children with parents with cancer in Akita Prefecture. Method: Questionnaire surveys were administered on nurses in Akita prefecture. Their experiences, educational backgrounds, and ability to recognize the need for support were examined. Descriptive statistics were used for the attributes, and chi-square test or Fisher’s exact Test or Wilcoxon rank sum test was used to examine the relationship between the support experience and the attributes (p<0.05). The contents of their open comments were then analyzed using a qualitative integration method. Results: Responses were obtained from 141 nurses at 10 facilities (collection rate: 43.9%). Of the 141 nurses, 135 (96%) recognized the necessity of support for children, and 28 (20%) already had experience supporting them. The contents of support were [direct support for children] [support for children through parents] [support through coordination and coordination with resources]. Most apparent difficulties in support were “Intervene for children” and “to have a connection with children”. Conclusion: The results indicate that nurses recognize that children need support. However, they lack experience in providing such support. It is necessary to enhance support by learning support methods and sharing information with other occupations. Support from parents is important when children cannot be met. </p>

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