Adolescent Cancer Survivors’ Oncology Camp Experience

dc.contributor.author Walker, Katie
dc.contributor.author Lippard, Christine
dc.contributor.other Human Development and Family Studies
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-20T15:52:13Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-20T15:52:13Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-30
dc.description.abstract To date, literature has documented psychosocial benefits for adolescent cancer survivors (ACS) who attend oncology camps; however, few take a detailed look into the uniqueness of the social phenomena that occurs within the camp context. Therefore, this study utilizes an interpretive phenomenological approach to explore: (1) What is the lived support experience of adolescent cancer survivors attending a one-week oncology camp? and (2) What is the meaning of social support to adolescent cancer survivors in the context of an oncology camp? A total of 16 ACS (ages 11 to 19) attending a week-long oncology camp participated in the study. Key findings shed light on the importance of peer relationships with other ACS, as ACS felt a deeper connection with others who have experienced cancer, rather than others who had not. Furthermore, these interactions facilitated a positive sense of self as a cancer survivor.
dc.description.comments This article is published as Walker, K., Lippard, C., Adolescent Cancer Survivors' Oncology Camp Experience., The Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice, 2021 2(2). Posted with permission.
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/kv7k96Yv
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher The Author(s); Association of Child Life Professionals
dc.subject.disciplines DegreeDisciplines::Social and Behavioral Sciences::Sociology::Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines DegreeDisciplines::Medicine and Health Sciences::Medical Specialties::Oncology
dc.subject.disciplines DegreeDisciplines::Social and Behavioral Sciences::Psychology::Social Psychology
dc.subject.keywords adolescent cancer survivor
dc.subject.keywords oncology camp
dc.subject.keywords peers
dc.subject.keywords identity
dc.title Adolescent Cancer Survivors’ Oncology Camp Experience
dc.type Article
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