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The Omnipresence of Cancer


The current ANS featured article is authored by Maya Zumstein-Shaha, PhD, RN; Carol Lynn Cox, PhD, RN, FHEA; and Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, ScD (Hon), RN, FAAN, ANE, titled “The Omnipresence of Cancer: Two Perspectives.” The article is available at no cost while it is featured; please share your comments and ideas related to this article here! Dr. Zumstein-Shaha shared the following message, and the video below, about this work.

Maya Zumstein-Shaha

In the article entitled “The Omnipresence of Cancer: Two Perspectives”, which is appearing in ANS volume 43, issue 3, is authored by Maya Zumstein-Shaha, PhD, MScN, RN, Carol Lynn Cox, PhD, RN FAHE, and Jacqueline Fawcett, RN, PhD, ScD (hon), FAAN, ANEF. In this article a midrange nursing theory is proposed aiming at enhancing the care of patients with oncological malignancies. This theory is timely as cancer remains one of the most frequent causes for death around the globe and diagnostics and treatments are changing rapidly.

Carol Lynn Cox

Therefore, oncology care is also facing changes regarding aims and objectives as well as methods of supporting persons with cancer and their members of the family.

The authors of this publication have worked across countries – namely Switzerland and the United States – to describe nursing knowledge development and theory construction. The collaborative work has yielded the second perspective of this theory, namely the re-interpretation of the study findings from which the theory emerged in

Jacqueline Fawcett

the light of a grand theory in nursing.

In the video below, the theory’s development is briefly described, and a schematic is provided along with a brief summary.

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