You are here: Home / Nursing / Research / Experiences of patients with laryngectomies as they reintegrate into their communities
Share:

Experiences of patients with laryngectomies as they reintegrate into their communities

Nursing Research at Mount Sinai
 
Investigators
  • Primary Investigator: Penny Dooks, CNS Surgery, MSH
  • Co Investigators: Maurene McQuestion, APN Radiation Therapy Program, PMH, Christina Copplestone, Senior Program Director Surgery C of E, MSH, Dr. David Goldstein, MD FRCSC, Dept. of Otolaryngology, UHN

 

Description

Undergoing a life-saving head and neck cancer surgery creates many challenges for patients adapting to a major alteration in body image and communication patterns.  Little has been studied or published regarding patients experiences during this challenging transition period.  This study applies the qualitative description research method, through individual patient interviews, to record patient's perceptions of supports and barriers encountered by this often marginalized group. Recurrent themes will be used to form a plan to raise public awareness for this often silent, invisible population.
 

Contact Information

Penny Dooks
416-586-4800 ext. 2614
pdooks@mtsinai.on.ca