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Worrying About Death: An Initial Analysis of Young Adult Cancer Patients' Needs.

Journal article
Authors Stefan Nilsson
Ylva Hård af Segerstad
Maria Olsson
Published in Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology
ISSN 2156-535X
Publication year 2020
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Oncology
University of Gothenburg Centre for person-centred care (GPCC)
Department of Applied Information Technology (GU)
Institute of Clinical Sciences
Language en
Subject categories Nursing


Young adults (YAs) with cancer may have a need to develop strategies to cope with their worries about death. This brief report presents findings from a pilot study on YAs' needs with regard to such issues. An anonymous, web-based questionnaire was posted with a total of 83 cancer patients taking the questionnaire (71 females and 12 males). Almost half of the participants thought about death every day. Since most of the participants had ended their treatment, this would appear to show that matters related to death remain an important issue after the YAs' cancer treatment has ended. The results show a need for YAs to talk about death, either with professionals or with peers.

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