Translated Titles

A Nursing Experience of a Young Patient with Acute Lymphatic Leukemia Post-Chemotherapy




葉芝妤(Zhi-Yu Ye);李玉秀(Yuh-Shiow Li)

Key Words

急性淋巴性白血病 ; 化學治療 ; 身體心像紊亂 ; acute lymphatic leukemia ; chemotherapy ; disturbance of body image



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

10卷3期(2009 / 12 / 01)

Page #

65 - 74

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

This study explored the physical, psychological, and social needs of a young patient with acute lymphatic leukemia post-chemotherapy. The nursing care was provided from September 5 to 18, 2007. With the guideline of Gordon's 11-item functional health pattern assessment, data were collected through interview, observation, and interaction with the patient. The identified nursing problems included disturbance of body image, potential risk of infection, and difficulty in coping with the disease. A trusted therapeutic relationship was built through active concern, accompaniment, and listening, with the intention of understanding the patient's feelings and thoughts. Appropriate nursing care was provided to help the patient accept chemotherapy and cope with the change of body appearance secondary to chemotherapy. By sharing the experience of caring for a patient post-chemotherapy, the author wishes that nurses pay attention not only to patients' physical needs, but also to their psychological and social needs for the purpose of achieving individualized integral nursing care.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 預防保健與衛生學
醫藥衛生 > 社會醫學
Times Cited
  1. 朱怡勳(I‐Hsun Chu);鄭夙芬(Su‐Fen Cheng);吳維紋(Wei‐Wen Wu);邱慧洳(Hui‐Ju Chiu);梁淑媛(Shu‐Yuan Liang)(2015)。主要照顧者面對初次化學治療返家之癌症病童居家照護的經驗。護理暨健康照護研究。11(3)。187-197。