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Title: Lost after transition : the development of a conceptual framework and model for patients with colorectal cancer and a stoma who have completed therapeutic interventions
Author: Black, Patricia
Awarding Body: Birmingham City University
Current Institution: Birmingham City University
Date of Award: 2018
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Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. The advances in cancer care are such that the longevity of this group has extended well beyond the five years through which the NHS follows them. The diagnosis of a colorectal cancer and a permanent colostomy for the patient causes challenges in terms of the diagnosis and treatment, and also in the need to adapt to the permanently changed bodily functions and body image they have to live with. Healthcare professionals are aware of the impact of care on patients and their relatives and carers, but research shows that there is little support guidance or help for them once discharged from follow up services. They report being told to 'go off and enjoy life' but say they feel 'cast adrift' with no recourse to further help and advice when they experience physical, psychological and psychosocial problems.
Supervisor: Joy, Notter ; Wanless, Steve Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: A300 Clinical Medicine ; B700 Nursing