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dc.contributor.supervisor Harrowing, Jean N.
dc.contributor.author Knapik, Gayle A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-30T20:53:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-30T20:53:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3360
dc.description 132 leaves : col. ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this naturalistic inquiry was to understand factors that influence patients’ commitment to colorectal cancer screening, specifically colonoscopy. Fifteen personcentred interviews were conducted: 10 with individuals who had completed screening, and 5 with individuals who declined. Three subthemes (relationship, motivation, and human agency) were associated with the overarching theme of regard or disregard for vulnerability. Participants who perceived a disregard for their vulnerability by their health care provider (HCP) frequently chose to decline screening even though they showed a high level of commitment to health promotion. Participants who perceived a regard for vulnerability by their HCP frequently chose to accept screening. The nursing profession can show a regard for patient vulnerability by enhancing communication techniques and concentrating on being attentive to patient concerns which will build a trusting relationship with patients and enhance screening rates. Persistence in the relationship can change a patient’s decision in time. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, c2012 en_US
dc.subject Colon (Anatomy) -- Cancer -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Colon (Anatomy) -- Examination -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Rectum -- Cancer -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Rectum -- Examination -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Patient education en_US
dc.subject Medical screening -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Cancer -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Understanding patient commitment for colorectal cancer screening in Southern Alberta en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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