What is it about?

Resilience is a concept that is increasingly applied by nurses and other health professionals in relation to psychological distress management. This paper examines and refines a conceptual model of resilience in adult cancer care based on the perspectives and experiences of resilience in adults with colorectal cancer.

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Why is it important?

Our refined model could facilitate nurses’ and other health professionals' understanding of the process of how resilient individuals with colorectal cancer overcome their illness-related adversity. This refined model may be used to further develop and test cancer-specific resilience measures and develop interventions to facilitate resilience in people living with colorectal cancer.


I hope the findings of this article could help nurses and other health professionals identify individuals who are at risk of adaptation difficulties and contribute to an early referral to psychosocial support services.

Dan Luo

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This page is a summary of: Resilience in adults with colorectal cancer: Refining a conceptual model using a descriptive qualitative approach, Journal of Advanced Nursing, October 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jan.15464.
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