The impact of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on patients with advanced cancer and their family members: A qualitative study.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_03071436D18D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The impact of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on patients with advanced cancer and their family members: A qualitative study.
Périodique
Palliative medicine
Auteur(s)
Gleeson A., Larkin P., O'Sullivan N.
ISSN
1477-030X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0269-2163
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Numéro
4
Pages
382-391
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Little is known about the impact of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on patients with advanced cancer, such as its impact on the quality of life of this vulnerable group. To date, research on meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the palliative care setting has had a quantitative focus.
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of a meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus diagnosis on patients and their carers.
This article reports upon a qualitative interview study of nine patients with advanced cancer and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and nine family members (n = 18). Framework analysis was used to analyse the data.
Patients and family members of patients with advanced cancer either admitted to the specialist palliative care unit or receiving palliative care in the hospital setting, who had a laboratory confirmed diagnosis of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation, were considered for inclusion in the study.
Four themes were identified using framework analysis: reactions to receiving a meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus diagnosis, the need for effective communication of the meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus diagnosis, the enigmatic nature of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and lessons to guide the future care of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus patients.
This article indicates that meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can have a significant impact on advanced cancer patients and their families. This impact may be underestimated, but early and careful face-to-face explanation about meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and its implications can help patients and their families to cope better with it. These findings should be considered when developing policy relating to meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus management and infection control in specialist palliative care settings.
Mots-clé
Aged, Caregivers/psychology, Communication, Comorbidity, Female, Hospice Care/psychology, Hospice Care/standards, Humans, Infection Control/methods, Infection Control/standards, Inpatients/psychology, Interviews as Topic, Male, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Neoplasms/epidemiology, Neoplasms/pathology, Neoplasms/psychology, Patient Isolation/psychology, Patient Isolation/standards, Professional-Family Relations, Qualitative Research, Quality of Life, Sickness Impact Profile, Staphylococcal Infections/epidemiology, Staphylococcal Infections/microbiology, Staphylococcal Infections/psychology, Palliative care, hospices, interview, meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, neoplasms, qualitative research
Pubmed
Web of science
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13/02/2019 14:23
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