Lived Experiences of Nursing Students with Mothers/Fathers with Cancer: Phenomenologic Approach


Objective: The aim of this research was to describe subjectively the lived experiences of students with mothers/fathers with cancer using a phenomenologic qualitative research method to explore life experiences of students about cancer and educational effects of it.
Methods: The research was carried out between April and October 2008 at Odemis Health School with students training in 2007-2008 in classes 1, 2, 3 and 4. The sample was 4 students with parents having a cancer.
Results: Assessing the results, stressed fear of death, fear of loss, communication changeover in family, role changeover in family as experiences.
Conclusions: Subjects interpreted these in terms of future nursing education practice and expressed desires to provide more information to patients in their care. In this context, this research results contribute to professional nursing education.