Read each article up to 3 times.
Each article falls under one of the following themes.
1. Altered relationships,
can be either positive or negative, (good or bad change). Some noted
stronger relationships with their mothers and weakened relationships
with their peers/friend. Can be with girlfriend or boyfriend
2. Uncertain future
This can include worries about finances or work. Potential worry about
studies-their friends may be able to take A levels etc and
go off to university whilst patient has to delay studies to have treatment.
They may be worried about recurrence and/or death.
3. Post-traumatic stress disorder
at completion of treatment patients can feel in limbo
they go from having a lot of support to feeling as if
they have none and the shock/impact of their disease hits
them and they struggle to cope psychologically
they worry about how treatment might impact on their ability to have children.
Many want to have a family and really worry about being able to build a relationship that
would lead to having children.
Once read all the articles then put each article in a theme and fill for each article the
templates in the document ‘Authors and year’ see attached.
After the templates have been completed, then critique each theme. Remember that each
theme will have 1-4 articles. Critique each theme from your understanding of the relevant