Nursing theory as a guide into uncharted waters: Research with parents of children undergoing cancer treatment

Jouhayna Bajjani-Gebara, Pamela G Reed

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Being a parental caregiver for a child who is undergoing cancer treatment profoundly impacts significant numbers of parental caregivers and their well-being. This article focuses on the use of theory, philosophy, and empirical knowledge in guiding research designed to both describe and explain influences on well-being of parental caregivers of children undergoing cancer treatment. Other aspects of the research are discussed as well, including practice-relevant findings. Findings indicated the co-existence of both positive and negative well-being and that each has unique predictors. Self-transcendence mediated the relationship between resilience and well-being in parental caregivers. Clinical implications for these findings are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016



  • Mediator
  • Parental caregivers
  • Resilience
  • Self-transcendence
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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