This qualitative study examined patient difficulties after allotransplantation in order to develop a continuous support system for these patients, considering the significant change in care environment following hospital discharge. Five patients were recruited for semistructured interviews. Content analysis was used to identify five categories: pain caused by disease, fluctuations in self-concept, need for counselors, changes in relationships to others, and changes in thinking. The patients, aware of the special nature of transplantation, expressed a need for counseling after discharge. Nurses acquainted with the transplantation process should coordinate with physicians to provide consistent counseling after discharge.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||[Rinshō ketsueki] The Japanese journal of clinical hematology|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 2011|
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