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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.

Spiritual Healing for Men Traumatized by Childhood Maltreatment


This featured article titled  “Spiritual Healing in the Aftermath of Childhood Maltreatment: Translating Men’s Lived Experiences Utilizing Nursing Conceptual Models and Theory” is an exemplar that provides specific primary, secondary and tertiary nursing interventions framed within nursing theories and models, addressing the benefits of engaging spiritual faith traditions in the healing process.

The authors are Danny G. Willis, DNS, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Susan DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, CNS; Richard Ross, SJ, RN, M Div, STL; Danielle Leone Sheehan, MS, RN; and Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, RN, FAAN. Dr. Willis has shared this background about their work:

The article “Spiritual Healing in the Aftermath of Childhood Maltreatment: Translating Men’s Lived Experiences Utilizing Nursing Conceptual Models and Theory” that I wrote with my co-authors (DeSanto-

Danny G Willis

Danny G Willis

Madeya, Ross, Sheehan, & Fawcett) is an outcome of qualitative research with adult male survivors who self-identified as healing from maltreatment when they were children. Because very little is written in the nursing science literature about men’s experiences of healing and spirituality, especially in the aftermath of  childhood maltreatment, we felt it necessary to publish our research. Through the publication of our article, we aim to advance knowledge about men’s ways of healing from childhood trauma and abuse experiences. Likewise, because nursing conceptual models and theory provide guidance for nursing assessments and healing modalities/interventions, we translated our findings about spiritual healing within the context of extant models and theory. Translation of research findings within nursing conceptual models and theory can advance disciplinary substance and guide nursing practice.

Spiritual and existential issues become salient in the lives of men traumatized by childhood maltreatment as well as for other traumatized populations. Our future work will continue to explore the phenomenon of spiritual and existential healing in the aftermath of traumatic, abusive, and life-threatening experiences. Within the context of the healing science and art of nursing, healing modalities and interventions to promote spiritual and existential healing can be developed and utilized to engender survivors’ sense of well-being and promote human flourishing.

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