- Out of the blue
- Experiences of contingency in advanced cancer patients
H.W.M. van Laarhoven
- Award date
- 7 December 2017
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
Throughout their lives, people are confronted with unexpected life events, which can have a profound impact on their lives and can be difficult to incorporate into their life narratives. Such a confrontation can be called an experience of contingency. The aim of this thesis is to describe experiences of contingency in advanced cancer patients, qualitative as well as quantitative. Furthermore, this thesis provides practical guidelines for placing spiritual care in a multidisciplinary care setting.
Thesis (complete) (Embargo up to and including 7 December 2019)
Chapter 4: Factors of spiritual well-being: an exploratory side study of the EORTC QLQ-SWB32 validation study in palliative cancer patients (Embargo up to and including 7 December 2019)
Chapter 7: Relating to Contingency II: an exploration of experiences of contingency in North-American advanced cancer patients (Embargo up to and including 7 December 2019)
Chapter 8: Evaluation of an assisted structured reflection in advanced cancer patients: Outcomes of a randomised controlled trial (Embargo up to and including 7 December 2019)
Chapter 9: English summary and general discussion: Towards a fully-fledged integration of medical and spiritual care (Embargo up to and including 7 December 2019)
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