A glimpse into the lives of 3 children: Their cancer journey

Karla Wilson, Wajeeha Mazhar, Teresa Rojas-Cooley, Veronica de Rosa, Lois van Cleve

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Three stories of children with advanced cancer are presented in this article. The goal was to ascertain what these children were experiencing and thinking as well as what interventions were helpful. Interviews used open-ended questions as well as the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale, Symptom Management Record, the Body Outline, Child Depression Inventory, Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale, Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory, Common Toxicity Criteria, Lansky's Play Performance Scale, and Spirituality quality of life (QOL) and provided an opportunity for the children to describe their symptoms and QOL. The findings illustrated that the child's social, psychological, and spiritual concerns are important for nurses to address along with the child's physical needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-106
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • Advanced cancer
  • Case studies
  • Quality of life
  • Symptom management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)
  • Pediatrics


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