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Piers, Ruth

Works: 7 works in 7 publications in 2 languages and 17 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruth Piers
Zorgen voor zieke ouderen tot het einde : levensverhalen tonen de weg by Cynthia Senden( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical climate and intention to leave among critical care clinicians: an observational study in 68 intensive care units across Europe and the United States by the DISPROPRICUS study group of the Ethics Section of the ESICM( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advance care planning in dementia: recommendations for healthcare professionals by Ruth Piers( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrating palliative care in long-term care facilities across Europe (PACE): protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial of the 'PACE Steps to Success' intervention in seven countries by On behalf of the PACE trial group( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interaction between lived experiences of older patients and their family caregivers confronted with a cancer diagnosis and treatment: A qualitative study( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract Background Despite the growing incidence of cancer among older people, little is understood about how older patients and their family caregivers experience receiving a cancer diagnosis and treatment and how their experiences mutually influence each other. Such knowledge is needed to provide meaningful support for both the older person and family caregivers. Objectives Exploring lived experiences of older cancer patients, family caregivers and their interaction. Design Qualitative interview design. Setting Six outpatient oncology departments at a University Hospital. Participants Thirty-two patients (age range 70-86) and 19 family caregivers (age range 42-83). Methods Semi-structured interviews with a fairly open framework were conducted and analyzed using the constant comparative method inspired by a grounded theory approach. Results Older patients and family caregivers experience important demands when confronted with cancer. Patients feel the inherent need to search for hope, and the majority are able to do so by employing coping strategies. Because of their older age, patients anticipate getting a serious illness such as a cancer diagnosis. Family caregivers become 'a family member of an older person with cancer' and feel responsible for the patient's well-being and for providing care. If patients are able to maintain a 'positive' story, family caregivers support this ability. If not, they search for a 'positive' story and point this out to the patient. Most family caregivers perceive their care-giving as a normal process and find it difficult to request professional help for themselves. Nevertheless, knowing that professional help is available whenever they need it reassures them. Overall, life continues during the illness experience: the interaction between patients and family caregivers goes on, their relationship proceeds, the coping and care patterns continue. Conclusions The cancer diagnosis has a major impact on patients and family caregivers. This study offers a framework for understanding what is it like to have cancer in old age and outlines the importance of listening actively to the life stories of patients and family caregivers in order to comprehend coping strategies. This may result in better tailored patient-family centered care
Tightrope walkers suffering in silence: A qualitative study into the experiences of older parents who have an adult child with cancer( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract Background Given the worldwide ageing of the population and the changes in the structure of society and family, the likelihood increases that older parents face a serious illness in an adult child and will even outlive their child. Objectives To gain insight into older parents' experiences, concerns, and dilemmas regarding their position and role as a parent of an adult child with cancer. Design Qualitative interview design. Setting A geriatric ward and four oncology wards of a university hospital, several nursing homes, local health service agencies. Participants Twenty-five parents (age range 65-91 years) of 22 adult children with cancer (age range 33-66 years) of differing stages and types (with a preponderance of breast cancer). Methods Using a qualitative research methodology underpinned by grounded theory, we conducted semi-structured interviews with a fairly open framework. Results Suffering in silence emerged as the core category encapsulating three interrelated balancing acts: (1) shielding their child while being shielded by their child, (2) being involved while keeping an adequate distance, and (3) shifting attentional priorities between their child, themselves, and others. The emotional interconnectedness between older parents and their adult child with cancer becomes tangible in the transformational process of their parental role and position described in the three balancing acts. Conclusions Faced with their child's illness and possible death, older parents experience overwhelming feelings often underestimated by their (close) environment. Nurses need to be susceptible for the needs and experiences of these older parents. For care by nurses to make a difference, their attention must be directed to how older parents can be invigorated in their parenthood while respecting the child's autonomy
Levenseinde naar een ethisch kader : een werkboek voor zorgverleners by Ruth Piers( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.89 (from 0.83 for Advance ca ... to 0.97 for Advance ca ...)

Alternative Names
Ruth Piers 1978-: Faculteit: Geneeskunde en Gezondheidswetenschappen

English (5)

Dutch (2)