Understanding why cancer survivors help others : quality of life implications

Schwerkolt, Caroline Ann. 2007, Understanding why cancer survivors help others : quality of life implications, D.Psych. (Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Understanding why cancer survivors help others : quality of life implications
Alternative title Group programs
Author Schwerkolt, Caroline Ann.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych. (Health)
Date submitted 2007
Keyword(s) Volunteers
Cancer - Patients - Services for
Cancer - Patients - Rehabilitation
Quality of life - Evaluation
Group counseling - Evaluation
Summary The research for the thesis examined cancer survivors' reasons for providing peer support to cancer patients, and the impact of this type of helping behaviour has on cancer survivors' quality of life. Results revealed six prominent reasons for providing peer support, and that helping others did not increase survivors' already high quality of life. The portfolio presents the content, facilitator perceptions, participant evaluations and outcomes of four group programs which targeted specific groups of participants.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.196994
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027134

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