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Spirituality in childhood cancer care

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2013
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Title
Spirituality in childhood cancer care
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2013
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s42404
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Alberto Olavo Advincula Reis, Nádia Nara Rolim Lima, Vânia Barbosa do Nascimento, Sionara Melo Figueiredo de Carvalho, Marcial Moreno Moreira, Aline Quental Brasil, Francisco Telesforo Celestino Júnior, Gislene Farias de Oliveira, Alberto Olavo Advincula Reis

Abstract

To deal with the suffering caused by childhood cancer, patients and their families use different coping strategies, among which, spirituality appears a way of minimizing possible damage. In this context, the purpose of the present study was to analyze the influence of spirituality in childhood cancer care, involving biopsychosocial aspects of the child, the family, and the health care team facing the disease. To accomplish this purpose, a nonsystematic review of literature of articles on national and international electronic databases (Scientific Electronic Library Online [SciELO], PubMed, and Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature [LILACS]) was conducted using the search terms "spirituality," "child psychology," "child," and "cancer," as well as on other available resources. After the search, 20 articles met the eligibility criteria and were included in the final sample. Our review showed that the relation between spirituality and health has lately become a subject of growing interest among researchers, as a positive influence of spirituality in the people's welfare was noted. Studies that were retrieved using the mentioned search strategy in electronic databases, independently assessed by the authors according to the systematic review, showed that spirituality emerges as a driving force that helps pediatric patients and their families in coping with cancer. Health care workers have been increasingly attentive to this dimension of care. However, it is necessary to improve their knowledge regarding the subject. The search highlighted that spirituality is considered a source of comfort and hope, contributing to a better acceptance of his/her chronic condition by the child with cancer, as well as by the family. Further up-to-date studies facing the subject are, thus, needed. It is also necessary to better train health care practitioners, so as to provide humanized care to the child with cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 66 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 13%
Other 7 10%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 17 25%
Unknown 8 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Social Sciences 5 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 12 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2013.
All research outputs
#7,844,603
of 14,535,828 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#1,009
of 2,442 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#71,713
of 168,009 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#21
of 61 outputs
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