Resignificación de la vida por parte de jóvenes sobrevivientes al cáncer hematológico

Translated title of the contribution: Resignification of Life by Young People Survivors of Hematologic Cancer

Lili Ana Ordoñez Espinoza, Gladys Carmela Santos Falcón, Jhon Alex Zeladita Huaman, Roberto Zegarra Chapoñán

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Introduction: Young people with oncological diseases face difficulties during the periods of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. These complex processes loaded with unusual life experiences produce the transformation of their consciousness and lead them to construct new meanings in the way that they understand, relate and act in the world around them. Objective: To understand the (re)signification of life from the experience of young survivors of hematological cancer. Methods: A qualitative study was carried out, using the data driven theory as the methodology and Morin's complexity theory as the referent. In-depth interviews were conducted with twelve adolescent hematologic cancer survivors. The sample size was determined by reaching the saturation level. The analysis was simultaneous during data collection, using open, axial and selective coding according to Strauss and Corbin. Results: Two categories emerged: 1. reorganizing their life through changes and learning to overcome cancer and 2. assuming a better understanding and commitment to others and to themselves. Conclusions: The experiences lived by young cancer survivors modify their way of living as they become more understanding of the suffering caused by the disease. This situation makes them more supportive and committed to their social context, especially with their family and with cancer patients.

Translated title of the contributionResignification of Life by Young People Survivors of Hematologic Cancer
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere4827
JournalRevista Cubana de Enfermeria
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes

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